After many months of work, I am happy to announce the proximate publication of my latest book, “Dying to Live – Reflections on Life after Death”. As you will see by clicking on the title, the book has been written primarily for people who don’t know what awaits them when they die.
It begins by arguing from reason and experience, and then progresses to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the question, which should fill everyone with hope. The book should be out in the next few weeks, and you can order it online at the link above, or obtain it from a bookshop. We all think this book can do a lot of good and I ask your prayers for that intention.
I trust that you will get some helpful insights from reading the book and I thank you for your support.
In the parable of the talents, one servant received five talents, another two and another one. So too, we have all received many, and different, talents from God, for which we will give an account at the end of our life. In this meditation we consider how:
We have all received many talents from God: our life, family, faith, intelligence, education, skills, etc.
Some of these are more important than others and we should use them accordingly
At the end of life we will be judged, not on whether we did better than someone else, but on whether we used well the talents God gave each of us
We should not give in to the temptation to bury, or not use well, certain talents because it would be “too hard”
We should especially develop those talents related to our relationship with God, our family and friends, and our work