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How do we make our deaths gifts for others? 

Very often people’s lives are destroyed, harmed, or permanently wounded by the deaths of their relatives or friends.  We have to do whatever we can to avoid this.  When we are near death what we say to those who are close to us, whether in spoken or in written words, is very important.

  When we express gratitude to them, ask forgiveness for our shortcomings and offer forgiveness for theirs, and express our sincere desire that they continue their lives without remorse but remembering the graces of our lives, then our deaths can become  true gifts. ” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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