“It’s far too late to think about death when you’re dying — let’s do it now”

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“It’s far too late to think about death when you’re dying — let’s do it now”

In the Times on Saturday February 6th, the Bishop of Kensington makes the point that while there have been many reports in the media about the 100,000 deaths from COVID in the UK, with sad stories of people dying alone, almost nothing has been said about death itself.

He suggests that the closest way to think about death is to think about our birth.  When we left the warm comfort of our mother’s womb we went on a journey into the unknown. We had no idea of trees or faces or friends or all the joys and surprises of life that waited for us.

Its like that with death.  Like birth it could be the gateway to something even more wonderful.

He says that we do not have to go on that journey alone.  Jesus Christ walked this journey before us, will walk it alongside us, and will be there to welcome us on the other side as the one who conquered death.

Read the Times here.