This week I’m looking at death and lessons it can teach us about living well. Thank you for journeying with me, and special thanks to the subscribers who make Stop & Think possible.
Every human being will experience death. In fact, part of what makes us uniquely human is that we live with the awareness that we are dying.
Still, death is difficult for us to face. It disturbs and frightens us, and thus we often avoid or deny it, until death visits us.
Christian faith invites us to face death with honesty and hope. It calls us to reflect on death’s meaning and to live in light of what it reveals. Ecclesiastes says, “Death is the destiny of every human; the living should take this to heart” (7:2). Paul wrote, “I face death every day” (1 Corinthians 15:31).
The reflections below are a brief attempt to take death to heart, to spend time facing death and learning from it rather than pushing it away... Read More