The Practice of Eternity, by P.T. Forsyth
“We cannot tarry to argue if there is an immortality awaiting us; we must obey the immortality urging and lifting us. We do not move to a possible mirage of a City of God ; the citizenship is within us [only for the regenerate]. Ask, Am I living as an immortal – not as one who will be immortal?
Immortality is really a destiny pressing on us by Christ in us; it is not a riddle that just interests us. It is not chess ; it is war. It is duty bearing on us ; it is not a theme that attracts us. When duties turn to mere problems and destinies become but intellectual toys, it is an evil time. It is not well when we stop doing in order to discuss…. If you do not believe in it you cannot live it.” – This Life and the Next, P.T. Forsyth
~ Death is less regarded with supernatural awe. Men think of it more as a form of pain than as a spiritual experience. P.T.F.
*Indeed death and dying are always a part of life in this fallen world! Are we ready for it and with it? (Fr. R.)