Senator Edward Kennedy caught a wave off the planet today, and headed out on the high seas of mortal destiny to the next world. The mouse circus will be showing pictures and footage of the graduated senator all day, and probably even after the Kennedy family has a ceremony commemorating his life, work, and passing to a higher plane.
Life is short and intense here on Urantia. All the more reason to keep our wit sharp, our powder dry, our spirit clear, and our soul vibrant; for no one knows how much time they get here.
The pursuit of the ideal— or as we like to call it, the striving to be Godlike— is a continuous effort before death, and after. The life that Kennedy now embraces is no different in the essentials than the one he just left. But every time a human being— especially a distinguished man among men— passes beyond the vale and into the brighter shining of the next shore, we would all do well to pause a moment or two, or twenty, and reflect on just what it is we’ll be taking with us into the unknown. Whether you’re cognizant of it or not, you can bet your bags are being packed for the trip even as we speak of it.