Thought of the Day Jun 21, 2023 Perspective on life and death

By 11:15 AM

 “Take care above all things, most honored lady, not to insult God’s boundless loving kindness; you would certainly do this if you mourned as dead one living face to face with God, one whose prayers can bring you in your troubles more powerful aid than they ever could on earth. And our parting will not be for long; we shall see each other again n heave; we shall be united with our Savior; there we shall praise him with heart and soul, sing of his mercies forever, and enjoy eternal happiness.” (St. Aloysius)


What a powerful testimony to faith by a young adult! I share this because death is always hard to face, especially the death of a young person and especially for the parents. Mourning is part of the process of grieving a loss. But putting that loss into eternal perspective will enable the person to move more quickly through. How do we see life? Do we see it as something to cling to, even in the face of death or do we see life as a process to something greater, eternity with God? We are called to face death, either our own or that of another with the attitude of Paul. “O death, where is your sting? O death, where is your victory?’ “In Jesus, we live and move and have our being.”

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