Ending Well

The Greek root of the word “passion” means “to suffer,” though today we primarily use the word passion to refer to a very strongly felt emotion. When we reach the end of our lives, deep emotions and physical suffering can com- bine to create a difficult time for both individuals and families. We tend to prefer to avoid talking about our potential end, and yet, no matter what our age, talking about it and making plans can be an important process in our spiritual lives.