So one becomes apprehensive, afraid, and tries to avoid death. What is there to fear if you have dealt with the sin and regrets you have? Reflection 356: The Beating of Your Heart, Reflection 355: Idle Talk, a Sign of an Idle Soul, Reflection 351: To Know or Experience God, Reflection 349: Losing Your Peace of Heart, Reflection 348: God Fulfills what He Reveals, Reflection 343: Glorifying the Lord in All Things, Reflection 342: The Refreshment of the Passion, Reflection 337: Helping the Anxiety of Others. Ingmar Bergman: Reflections on Life, Death, and Love with Erland Josephson. Privacy & Cookies: This site uses cookies. Or perhaps you are filled with fear because you are aware of your sin. 0000002248 00000 n Could you say to Him that His Will is your primary goal in life? It may not be something that you actually consider very often. Holloway considers our fears of death, both for ourselves, and for those whom we love. First, try to set aside the practical tasks that would be left unfinished and even try to set aside your concern for your family and friends. While I speak from the perspective of a converted Christian, my hope is that my tone will be inclusive and that my reflections might be seen as sincere and thoughtful to those of differing views. 0000012251 00000 n If you can honestly look into your soul and see that you have made holiness your ultimate goal, then you can also look directly at death with peace and calm. 289 18 Jesus, I trust in You. If you were to die today, would you be able to look at the merciful Heart of our Lord and tell Him, honestly, that you die with Him as your greatest love? There is a need to stop and think and rethink what it is that we need out of life. Hell exists in this world where we are and millions of souls that are born here are sent in earthly hells. xref To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy. 0000012576 00000 n When someone we love dies, part of us dies with that person. 0000000016 00000 n It may not be something that you actually consider very often. Reflection 240: Sweetness or Bitterness in Life? Reflection 62: The Small Sacrifices of Life, Reflection 61: Where Happiness Comes From, Reflection 60: Dealing With a Spiritual Drought, Reflection 55: Creation Reflects the Mercy of God, Reflection 47: Recognizing the Needs of Others, Reflection 46: Daily Duties are the Path to Heaven, Reflection 44: The Lord’s Gaze Casts Out Fear, Reflection 42: Unjust Treatment Offered as Atonement, Reflection 40: Entering the Heart of Our Lord, Reflection 39: Loss of Spiritual Consolation, Reflection 37: Humility, Simplicity and Sincerity, Reflection 36: The Mercy of Spiritual Friendship, Reflection 35: Perceiving the Passion of the Lord, Reflection 31: The Unfathomable Nature of God, Reflection 27: Trials Transformed Into Virtue, Reflection 26: Uniting Your Interior Cross With Christ, Reflection 25: Interior Suffering – A Path to Mercy, Reflection 24: The Purification of Your Soul, Reflection 22: Abundant Mercy Stretching Your Soul. A death well-lived is a proclamation of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Introduction – 365 Days of Divine Mercy begins! Novena to St. Thérèse, the Little Flower One thinks of Mary's sorrow at the foot of the cross. Lord, I know that Heaven must be my goal and my focus in life. Try to do this simple exercise today of imagining this as being your last day on Earth. Hence the suffering. 0000005397 00000 n 0000002592 00000 n %PDF-1.5 %���� Reflecting on life, death and afterlife, offers each one of us a moment of silence. 0000002704 00000 n ... Catholic Faith and Reflections h�b```�o,�|�������@>�?���s���F�U�>G����:]^t���r���I���)��]剃��IS�?��:���o��ZV*��h��D�B�#��0�S =��h7�8�@�ŋ���Ue� oN�������Y�Z�d��K�I����W���. If you can honestly look into your soul and see that you have made holiness your ultimate goal, then you can also look directly at death with peace and calm. Legendary director Ingmar Bergman rarely gives interviews, but in 1999 he made an exception for journalist Malou von Sivers of TV4 International Sweden. Perhaps you immediately think about family or other tasks that you need to complete first to prepare. In living life, death is avoided. 0000008047 00000 n <]/Prev 388175>> 0000009033 00000 n And this is only possible to do with full confidence if your life is in order and given completely to God. But it is a grace to be able to look at one’s death directly and with full confidence. 0 0000000656 00000 n 0000001896 00000 n Perhaps thinking about your death is frightening. 0000002818 00000 n trailer By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 0000008740 00000 n This is an excellent, thought provoking book written with a light, amusing touch. With our subject of life after death, let me share a few of the principles I deeply believe. Though these are good and holy concerns, it is helpful to look at death only in regard to the condition of your soul. The death of someone we intensely love is a death within ourselves. 0000005017 00000 n %%EOF What is there to fear in that case? But it is a grace to be able to look at one’s death directly and with full confidence. Subscribe to our daily Divine Mercy Reflections via email! What is there to fear if you have dealt with the sin and regrets you have? Reflection 20: Give Your Life to Jesus Every Day, Reflection 19: The Lord Accepts You in His Mercy, Reflection 18: Mercy Given Through Priests, Reflection 17: Turn to Our Blessed Mother in Prayer, Reflection 15: God is Relentless in His Love, Reflection 14: True Satisfaction Only Through Mercy, Reflection 13: An Invitation Within the Silence, Reflection 12: Adoring the Trinity in Your Soul, Reflection 11: Adoration of the Most Holy Trinity, Reflection 10: Apostolic Movement of The Divine Mercy, Reflection 9: Meditation on His Passion at the 3 O’Clock Hour, Reflection 8: Pondering the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Reflection 7: Instituting the Solemnity of Divine Mercy, Reflection 3: The Creation of the Angels as an Act of Mercy, Reflection 2: Creation as an Act of Mercy. St. Paul knew full well that in his flesh the death of Christ was lived, and through that death life abounded. It may not be something that you actually consider very often. I love You, dear Lord, help me to make You the central focus of my life. Such is the suffering a parent experiences at the death of a child. But it is a grace to be able to look at one’s death directly and with full confidence. May the contemplations help (1) to foster a realistic view of the end of life and (2) to enable one to be better prepared for dying and death, while there is time. Reflection 63: How do You Speak to Others? A death not sought, but accepted, is a breaking forth of glory for all eternity. Reflections on Life and Death Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Reflections on l ife and d eath M aulana W ahiduddin K han Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is the founder of Centre for Peace and Spirituality, New Delhi, an organization dedicated to presenting Islam to the world as a complete ideology of peace. Perhaps thinking about your death is frightening. Perhaps thinking about your death is frightening. We are grateful to accompany you on your journey of personal conversion. Death, to the holy soul, is a reward and a journey to look forward to with delight and anticipation (See, Reflection 269: A Twofold Gaze at Mercy and Misery, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, National Liturgical Calendars of the World, Reflection 332: Never Grow Weary of the Cross, Reflection 331: Nothing Beyond Your Strength, Reflection 327: The Hidden Presence of God, Reflection 318: Indifference and Forgetfulness, Reflection 316: The Burning Flame of Love, Reflection 315: Mercy, Mercy and More Mercy, Reflection 314: Mercy as a Strong Defense, Reflection 312: True and Faithful Friends, Reflection 310: The Foolishness of the evil one, Reflection 307: Conversing with a Divine Friend, Reflection 302: A Great, Powerful & Keen Intellect, Reflection 300: Revealing the Secrets of Your Soul, Reflection 299: The Weariness of Human Wisdom, Reflection 298: The Virus of Senseless Murmuring, Reflection 295: The Embrace of the Infant Jesus, Reflection 294: Never Tire of Contemplating the Trinity, Reflection 292: The Value of Special Vocations, Reflection 291: The Value of Silent and Hidden Suffering, Reflection 290: Bodily Sufferings Redeemed, Reflection 288: Silence in the Face of Ridicule, Reflection 286: Humility, Purity & the Love of God, Reflection 285: Deception as an “Angel of Light”, Reflection 282: Suffering, Persecution, Abuse and Disgrace, Reflection 281: The Immovable Will of God, Reflection 278: Windows to the Mysteries of God’s Mercy, Reflection 276: Seeing Without Accomplishing, Reflection 275: The Glory of Humdrum Days, Reflection 273: No Earthly Ties, Only Love of God, Reflection 272: The External Manifestation of the Heart, Reflection 271: Looking Past the Obstacles in Life, Reflection 270: The Details of the Will of God, Reflection 266: Discouragement in the Face of Sanctity, Reflection 265: The Danger and Blessing of Passions, Reflection 263: God as Your Helmsman in the Storm, Reflection 262: The Rule of Love or Justice, Reflection 260: The Enormity of Small Acts of Love, Reflection 259: The Beauty of the Humble Soul, Reflection 257: The Long Term Plan of God, Reflection 253: The Response of Total Gratitude, Reflection 252: The Apostolate of Mercy and Acceptance, Reflection 251: The Inner Dwelling of Your Heart, Reflection 250: Praying Face Down to the Ground, Reflection 247: The Blessing of Those with Needs, Reflection 246: Upon Receiving Holy Communion, Reflection 244: Working Until the End of the World, Reflection 243: Jesus’ Special Gift to Those He Loves, Reflection 242: True Beauty Uniquely Shining Through, Reflection 241: Remedying Your Particular Sins. 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