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What's on the other side?

The Anglican Digest

A very ill man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to leave his room and said,

“Doctor, I’m afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.”

Very quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.”

“You don’t know? You, a Christian man, don’t know what’s on the other side?”

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; from the other side came a sound of scratching and whining – as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room and leapt on him with an eager show of gladness.

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, “Did you notice my dog? He’s never been in this room before – he didn’t know what was inside – he knew nothing except that his master was here, but when the door opened he sprang in without fear.

“I know little of what’s on the other side of death, but I do know one thing… I know that my Master is there, and that is enough.”
The Anglican Digest