Sunday, July 13, 2014

Examin Sunday 13 July 2014

The Church Fathers, those saintly men from the early days of the Church, advised that in order to live a holy life one should always keep in mind the prospect of death. This was not to be morbid or gloomy, but rather to remind one that this life was brief and transitory – and might indeed end at any moment - whereas the next life was eternal. This was to strengthen one for the ongoing spiritual battle that is this life, so that one might be better able to resist the many temptations that are daily faced … and remember to repent and seek God's forgiveness when in our frailty we fail to live according to the standards of God's Holy Law. So remember to keep the prospect of eternity always before you so that it may help you at the last attain it.

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