It is the last post of this life and the reveille of the next.
Death is the end of our present life,
It is the parting from loved ones;
It is the setting out into the unknown.
We overcome death by accepting it as the will of a loving God,
by finding him in it.
Death, like birth, is only a transformation, another birth.
When we die we shall change our state, that is all.
And with faith in God, it is as easy and natural as going to sleep here
and waking up there.
Pope John XXIII (1881-1963), Journey of a Soul.