Gabriel Ahmed Posted 5 months ago Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death Thank you to all for sharing your stories of loved ones dying and journey towards peace. I would like to share a different perspective and that is - This life is not the only life. I lost my father to heart disease when I was 15 years old. He passed away suddenly, one afternoon while at work. My greatest regret was that I was unable to say goodbye to him nor how much I loved him. My faith in God helped me make sense of his sudden death. But it prompted a question - Is there life after death? The time we have in this world is very precious, it is our responsibility to leave this world a better place. We do this by being the best, sister/brother, son/daughter, friend, wife/husband, acquaintance, citizen, human being that we can be. My faith, the divine, moral law, common sense etc. call it what you wish teaches me personal responsibility. I know I will not be judged by the amount of wealth, social standing, color nor creed, but by my actions and the positive contributions I make during my time in this world. I believe that when I die, I will have to stand in front of my creator and give an account of my life. It brings me back to the question – “Is there an after life?” A wise man explained the following to me which made sense. Imagine a fetus, imagine if it was possible to have a conversation with the fetus, saying………this life is not the true purpose of your existence, after a time in your mum’s womb, you will be born and enter a whole new realm of existence, beyond your imagination. Can you imagine the reaction of the fetus? It would be something like……NO [expletive] WAY! Similarly, just because we cannot comprehend an after life nor have any proof of it. It does not mean, there is no life after death. Perhaps one day, I will meet my father again.