A friend emailed this to me, and it makes such good sense
it should be where folks dealing with death can see it.
A sick man turned to his doctor,as he was preparing to
leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am 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 man of faith, do not know what is on the other
The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side
of which came the sounds of scratching and whining, and as he opened the door,
a dog sprang into the room and leaped 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, and when the door opened, he sprang in without
fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one
thing...I know my Master is there and that is enough."
Posted March 8, 2004. This page would be much nicer with a
friendly graphic to illustrate it. We don't make money from this site and can't
pay for it, but would certainly give credit if somebody drew one for the page.
Of course I can't use copied material without the artist's permission. email