My parent’s were married on April 15th. The year 1937 to be exact. They were married 58 years when my father passed away in 1995.
I do believe that they are in heaven and have interceded for me on a number of occasions. No proof, just a feeling.
I also believe that relationships do not die with death. This is also Catholic teaching, rooted in Sacred Scripture. We are members of the “Communion of Saints”, that “great cloud of witnesses” that St. Paul wrote about.
Relationships are transformed by death into something else. Perhaps a different type of love that we can only dimly feel, but nurtures us anyway in some fashion that we don’t entirely understand. Jesus taught us this when He died on the Cross. He died, yet remains with us.
Blogger’s note: Although this has a post date of April 15, 2008, it was actually written on June 27, 2008. I don’t recall why I didn’t post on the real date.