Thought of the Day November 10, 2020 Death, the beginning of life

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 We are created to live, to live a life that has no end. Life is more than the physical existence that we experience. If we limit the spectrum of life to what we see--a person is born, a person lives for a period of time, a person dies--then death seems to end life. Reflecting on this, Pope Francis once wrote: "If it is understood as the end of everything, death frightens us, it terrifies us, it becomes a threat that shatters every dream, every promise, it severs every relationship and interrupts every journey." But death is not the end of life for those who believe in a God who lives. Rather, death is the entrance to and the beginning of the fullness of life.  With St. Paul we can proclaim: "“Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Cor. 55:54-55)

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