Of Heaven, Better Places and Faith…

Today, I woke up to a phone call informing me that a friend’s mother had passed away.

It’s never easy handling the news that anyone you know is now gone; less so before breakfast. There’s this desperate reflex clich√© grasp at hope that usually invites us to think that he/she is in a ‘better place’. And while I’d like to believe it, I cannot reason it out. I’m extremely religious and believe but I’m also extremely logical and fail to understand it.

How can ‘Heaven’ or this ‘better place’ be applicable in all contexts – let alone any context – in such a way that we can properly comprehend it? Continue reading