Thought of the Day November 11, 2020 Should we prepare for death?

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Can we prepare for death and if we can, how do we?  Pope Benedict XVI was asked this question. Here is how he responded. 

"I think one must, even. Not in the sense of performing particular actions, but living inwardly, so that there is a final self-examination before God. So that one goes out of this world and will be there before God, and before the saints, and before friends and those who weren’t friends. So that one, let’s say, accepts the finitude of this life and approaches it inwardly, to come before God’s countenance."


We prepare for death by acknowledging the inevitable, not in a morbid way, but as a reality of life.  The way we live our life in relationship to God in each present moment will determine the final verdict at the time of judgement. In a sense, the most important moment in our life is the moment of death. If we are in relationship with God at that moment, we will experience that relationship for eternity. On the other hand, if we are not in relationship with God at that moment, we will experience that for eternity. We reap what we sow.



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