Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Facing Death with Life: A Program for Adults


Activity time: 10 minutes

Invite each participant to light a candle and name the fear about death and dying they would like to let go.

Share these closing words from Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet:

What do you really possess,
And what have you gained in this life?
What pearls have you brought up
From the depths of the sea?
On the day of death,
Your physical senses will vanish.
Do you have the spiritual light
To illuminate your heart?
When dust fills your eyes in the grave,
Will your grave shine brightly?

Extinguish the chalice.