“To live is to love, and without love there can be no life.”
Unitarian minister Forrest Church often shared those words with his congregants after they'd lost a loved one.
When Church found out he was dying of cancer, his response was not to avoid the subject, or deny it, but instead to write a book called Love and Death, detailing his experience and sharing lessons from it.
Mike Cuthbert talked with him last year. At that time, the son of the late senator Frank Church talked about what it meant to confront his own mortality.
Church died publicly, bravely, and lovingly on September 24, 2009, the day after his 61st birthday.
Visit with Forrest in the slide show above, and listen to the complete audio interview below.