We can find the answers in why this happening in our religion and we often find consolation in the rituals that follow the passing of a loved one.
Religions offer guidelines for everyday life for people to follow. In the Catholic teachings we are taught 2 main commandments. The first is to love God above all else and the second is more of a guideline and it is along the lines of always do upon to others, as you'd wish to be done by. The quote is not exact as in the Bible, but it carries the same meaning more or less. All Catholics try to live by these two commandments and the second one is one that I live by everyday of my life. I find it to be one of the wisest sayings around, I often think to myself why should I do this onto them because if I were in the their shoes I certainly wouldn't want it to happen to me. It definitely makes me think twice before I do something or say something.
Religion today also provides social solidarity and adaptation. Religious teachings and practices unite the believers of the religion that share the values and perspectives of the religion. An experience in my life where I've noticed social solidarity was when I atten