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Life after death…. myth or fact

November 23, 2018

….the sound of a lone cough echoed off the marble floor and cement walls as the priest cast his penetrating gaze seemingly at me from the front of the church. I was 14 soon to go to high school and this would be my last school mass and sermon. He started off like he had a number of times over the years with the words, remember if you commit a sin you will burn in the fires of hell.

Not a good way to start your school day but one familiar to some Catholic grade schools in the 50’s where a mass and sermon on the benefits of being good and the consequences of being bad were normal fair. Now however 58 years later I am finding myself thinking more and more about the, hopefully metaphoric, fires of hell. I have for years wanted to write a posting about God, faith and death but have always held back because like politics it is a subject that can ignite strong emotions, today however I thought I would give it a shot.

Stating the obvious the one thing everyone of us share whether we are black or white, Christian or Muslim, liberal or conservative, male or female is we will all die. The day you are borne you are sentenced to die with no hope for a stay of your death. Most do not think of it for decades until they start to age and realize their time is running out others fight their whole lives against that end by turning their lives into one long physical fitness marathon which of course always ends the same way…. death.

Finally we have those who believe without a shred of doubt that their death is merely a doorway of sorts to their next stage…. life in heaven with God the Father. In between the two we have those who were raised in faith and know about life after death but do not live the life that merits it, and those who never heard about heaven and everlasting life and live their day to day existence exclusively for personal pleasure and gain.

So who is right?

No answers
but my beliefs
in our next posting

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One Comment leave one →
  1. john permalink
    November 23, 2018 4:39 pm

    Ill just say that I believe that there is a heaven and a hell, and none of us can get to Heaven by works, only by Belief and Grace john

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