Watching Point 46
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
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46 — WATCH lest you retain the old superstition regarding death as a doorway to a better state of being. This error causes people to say of one who has passed on, ‘He is better off,’ and to feel regarding one who is very ill that perhaps death would be a release under the circumstances. This suggestion gives death more power than Life to relieve man of woe.
Graduation from school benefits a pupil because he has done all the work in the lower grade satisfactorily. On page 40 of the Christian Science Journal, Volume 4, Mrs. Eddy writes, “When we have done our work here so well that it needs not to be done over again, the death-change increases all our joys and our means of advancement.”