Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 6 – 12 August 2017
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,”
When we watch movies in a cinema or a pre-recorded format, we often talk about it even after it was gone. Points of view, scenes that we enjoyed or criticisms often follow after we have finished viewing it.
Life is similar to a movie, both runs at a period of time and then they end.
Death is a natural part of living. All things will eventually lead to it. The most dramatic view of death though is when those left behind celebrate the life of the deceased by remembering the memories left behind. It is a fitting conclusion of a person’s short journey to this world.
As certain as the coming of death is, we are taught to value things in our lives: Enjoy it and live for others as well. The reality of death makes our life more meaningful as we value each passing time of our lives and we leave a mark on others as we touch them. At the end of our lives, we may have gone but the memories we leave behind will remain.
Today, let us ask God to guide us as we move along in this life, that we may leave a mark on others that will remain even if we’re gone.
The certainty of death makes life worth living.