Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday, Ord Time Wk 8: "The end of all things is at hand"

Therefore be serious and sober-minded so that you will be able to pray.
-- 1 Pt 4:7-13

Death is the end of earthly life. Our lives are measured by time, in the course of which we change, grow old and, as with all living beings on earth, death seems like the normal end of life. That aspect of death lends urgency to our lives: remembering our mortality helps us realize that we have only a limited time in which to bring our lives to fulfillment:

Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, . . . before the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
-- CCC 1007

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