The gate of death, viewed from the supernatural side, is an entrance and not an ending, a beginning and not a close. Death, when he comes, draws not only the survivors closer together, but even those whom he seems to have separated. He does not bring consternation and terror and disunion, but he awakens hope and tenderness, he smooths away old differences, he explains old misunderstandings.
~ Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson ~