It is interesting to look at what those who have had near death experiences return with. Almost all are fundamentally changed in the way they view life. And almost all return with the conviction that the purpose of life is love! Many have "life review" experiences in which there is a loving being of light who prods the individual to love more, to love everyone unconditionally. They return with a clear and certain understanding that they are spiritual beings and, the meaning and purpose of life is spiritual growth. Most profoundly they return with the clear and certain knowledge that God is Love - and to be loving and to pursue the understanding of love is our reason for being in this life. In The NDE and Spirituality Kevin Williams says, "We are all various degrees of light which corresponds to various levels representing different stages of spiritual growth. The central factor determining our level of spiritual growth is the degree to which we have lived for the sake of others . . . it determines the degree of light we possess."
Upon returning these fortunate people begin to see the world through the lens of love. They realize there is the pure love of God here and always for them and for all. As the Beatles knew - ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE. Love is always the answer.
You may find a link to Kevin Williams' NDE & Spirituality website on the Links page.
Rev. Gene Ford Runnels