He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?" - Romans 8:32

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Monday, April 19, 2010 


Saying someone died at the perfect time is like saying someone got raped at the perfect time.

from 22 Words by Abraham Piper:

A couple days ago I jokingly posted this tweet:

I read about someone dying "much too young" in a plane crash and wondered if anyone's ever died in a plane crash at the perfect age.

To my surprise, it turned a little bit more serious for me when a couple people responded that whenever someone dies it’s the perfect time.

Really? Do we want to claim that like it’s so obvious and easy to believe?

Whether it’s true or not is beside the point, because, regardless, it’s a terrible thing to say blithely, if at all.

To say that someone died at the perfect time smacks of sanctimony. It’s a benign, Hallmarky way of saying it’s a good thing they died. Believe it if you feel you must, but be careful how you talk about it.

Death sucks and is never perfect.

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