St Benedict wrote in his Rule, “Keep death before you”. He was not trying to be morbid, but to highlight that an awareness of our mortality has a way of focusing our attention on what’s really important. For the Christian it is seeking the Kingdom of God.
Rob Culhane writing on Why I’m leaving Facebook
And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, “Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.” You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.”
The world and its desires pass away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
I John 2:17
If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration for a few short years, we’re a pretty sorry lot. But the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.
I Corinthians 15:20
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
This Week’s Special
The grass withers and the flower fades,
but Your word stands forever.