Wisdom’s Corner No. 27: Death!

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“Death! The very thought of it is bitter to someone who is prosperous, living peacefully with his possessions, free of worries, and still able to enjoy his food.

Death! Its sentence is welcome to someone living in poverty, with failing health, very old, burdened with worries, blind, and with without hope.

Do not be afraid of death’s decree.  Remember that it came to those before you and will come to those after you.  The Lord has decreed it for every living creature.  Who are you to object to what the Most High wishes?  In the world of the dead no one will care whether you lived ten year’s, a hundred or a thousand.”

Sirach 41

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