A close relative of mine has reached the last days of their life and has been talking about "going home".
This seems unusual when you consider that they have been a JW for many years and this would not seem to jive with their belief of being resurrected to live on the earth forever.
I'll grant you that they have acted quite confused much of the time as they draw closer to their end.
They have also spoken of wanting to see their own long dead parents, who were never JWs.
Also, when a non-JW relative who died a few years back was going through the same thing, they also spoke of "going home".
At this point in my life I consider myself somewhere between agnostic and atheist.
So I'd like to hear from all of you: have you experienced hearing dying persons use the expression "going home"?
If you are Christian, feel free to preach what you believe this means.
If you are atheist, feel free to take the wind out of the sails and give a rational explanation.
And if you have some other ideas about the afterlife, such as reincarnation, I'd love to hear your thoughts as well.
Personally, I find the phenomenon fascinating.
It is a comforting thought for me that our natural intuition at the time of death is that we are journeying on to a better place, and that this is not the end.