Friday, November 12, 2010
Every November when the clock "falls back" and night comes early and the weatehr turns cold there are hints of mortality and the end times all around. The Catholic liturgical readings also ramp up their focus on death as the year comes to an end. One friend has a great salutation below his name in all emails. "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention oa arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body, but rather a skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, What a ride!" "
My thoughts turn to what all those relatives and friends who have died and what they are doing in eternity. It is clear from our faith and expereince that the saints are very busy helping us and those in purgatory to compete well in the race and reach the end having chosen to love God and neighbor as much as possible in thsi life.