It is not that we are not sad for his passing. But in celebrating life, he shall remain with us forever. What better way to strengthen the bonds of the family that remains, than celebrating all who came before?
World of Warcraft - Dragonflight
If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.
For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
Hebrews - 13, 14
The one who lives in the memories of his loved ones can't be dead; dead is only who's forgotten.
Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
John - 16, 22
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Grief changes shape, but it never ends.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.
I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more.
We're meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?
Mrs. Maple in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button11
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelation - 21, 48