Verse 53

Death is nothing at all. I have
only slipped away into the
next room. Whatever we were
to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar
name, speak to me in the easy
way which you always used.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed
together. Play, smile, think of me,
pray for me. Let my name be the
household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was; there
is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of your mind
because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an
interval, somewhere very near just
around the corner. All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be
as it was before-only better,
infinitely happier and forever
– we will all be one together with Christ.