Memento Mori: Facing Death as a Fount of Life

An Advent thought . . .

Blithe Spirit

Anne (of Green Gables) meditates on her friend’s facing death with fear at its being nothing she’s used to:

How often do we fail to long for Heaven and instead fear that it will be unfamiliar? Do we consider the beatific vision and worry that eternal worship may be boring rather than glorious? If we are living for this world, the next world cannot attract us. If we build our lives around the temporal, the eternal will not be, as poor Ruby explained, what we are used to.

She clings to the lesser thing.

via Church Life Journal | University of Notre Dame

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