Laying out

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Laying out the body after death can be different for different cultures. A young Muslim man talked to me about how he and friends of the deceased cleaned and dressed the body of their friend, talking and including him fondly in the conversation. My sister, a nurse, speaks of this being the final act of love and respect as the body is prepared and cherished. What both these insights give us is the need for love and respect, that though the spirit has gone there is a proper kindness and love given to the body which has given service to the soul.

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