Amoris Laetitia 258: Preparing For Our Own Death

amoris laetitia memeAs of today, Chapter Six is a wrap for our examination of Amoris Laetitia, which you can access online here.

A few thoughts on preparing for our own departure from mortal life on Earth:

258. If we accept death, we can prepare ourselves for it. The way is to grow in our love for those who walk at our side, until that day when “death will be no more, mourning and crying and pain will be no more” (Rev 21:4). We will thus prepare ourselves to meet once more our loved ones who have died. Just as Jesus “gave back to his mother” (cf. Lk 7:15) her son who had died, so it will be with us. Let us not waste energy by dwelling on the distant past. The better we live on this earth, the greater the happiness we will be able to share with our loved ones in heaven. The more we are able to mature and develop in this world, the more gifts will we be able to bring to the heavenly banquet.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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