Thinking About Death–for the Sake of Life

Thinking About Death–for the Sake of Life

“To hold aloof from death is to cheat oneself of the profoundest insight into one’s own personal reality.” Josef Pieper, Death and Immortality At issue for me is my avoidance behavior. Though in my mind I am convinced that I should think about my death, I really...
Remembering Miscarried Children

Remembering Miscarried Children

“Can a mother forget her child?” Isaiah 49:15 My wife and I would have had a three month old child right now had we not lost this child in the tenth week of pregnancy last summer. But of course we do have that child right now. It just happens that he is not ‘three...
Remembering Deceased Loved Ones at Christmas

Remembering Deceased Loved Ones at Christmas

“I recall now two of my friends, who although no longer among the living are still alive for me and always will be.” Aelred of Rievaulx, Spiritual Friendship People die. This is one of the thorniest problems in the philosophy of friendship, as in the philosophy of...
Looking Forward to Death

Looking Forward to Death

“If death is a change from here to another place, and what we are told is true and all who died are there, what greater blessing could there be…? If anyone arriving in Hades will have escaped from those who call themselves jurymen here, and will find those true...
The Fall of Leaves

The Fall of Leaves

“Whatever permanent, uneasy question is native to men comes forward most insistent and most loud at the fall of leaves. … It is no wonder, then, that at this peculiar time…the desires which if they do not prove at least demand–perhaps...

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