The Entry into Death is Glorious

by Catherine Doherty

Above all we are afraid of the annihilation that will someday come to us all. Other fears beset us, but this is the root fear.

The brain that functions so well, that talent that was so great, the knowledge that helped humanity in so many ways—all these will cease. But why should I be afraid?

If I have faith, the entry into death is glorious. It means being greeted by Christ himself, being invaded by his life, being one with him. “Memento mori; remember that you must die.”

And it will be a joyful event, because God will greet God in me.

Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world (Mt 25:24).

Light Into Darkness, (2009), p. 72, MH Publications