Friday, April 01, 2005

Daily Dig

Today's Daily Dig said:

A Flip Side

Johann Christoph Arnold

In past centuries, warfare, famine, and disease decimated whole towns and cities, and sooner or later every family was touched by death. As writer Philip Yancey has pointed out, "No one could live as if it did not exist." Nowadays, thanks to improved nutrition, public sanitation, greater life expectancy, and medical technology, death no longer seems such an unavoidable reality. Indeed, we have largely removed it from our day-to-day experience. But there is a flip side: we have also lost the ability to accept the end of life when it does finally come.

Will you be ready when the time comes to let go?

Source: "Be Not Afraid: Overcoming the Fear of Death"

Boy, is that the truth or what?!?