Is there life after death for pets?

PUBLISHED: 10:42 20 November 2012

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI

The Revd Alastair McCollum. Picture by Terry Ife ref mhv 8783-09-11TI


The truth is...

Last week we had to say goodbye to an old family member – Midge, our lovely 16-year-old dog finally collapsed and had to be ‘put to sleep’, much to the distress of us all.

I’ve been asked many times whether pets live on after this life – and it’s a good question.

The Bible talks about ‘all creation’ being renewed at the end of time, that the whole world around is part of God’s plan.

St Paul says creation waits with eager longing for the time when the heavens and the earth will be renewed and the book of Revelation, at the end of the Bible, talks of all things being made new.

But the honest answer is ‘I don’t know’ exactly happens.

Like many parts of faith, I haven’t got the definitive answer to the question, but we loved Midge and we still do and we live with that.

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