Thoughts of Death


“Very quickly must thou be gone from hence, see then how matters stand with thee; a man is here to-day and to-morrow he is vanished. And when he is taken out of sight he is quickly also out of mind.”

Yes, Thomas à Kempis, our lives are quick indeed. How ironic it is that the longer a man lives the shorter his life seems. A fleeting moment in time is all that man is granted, but it is all that man needs. Provided he use it well, that is.

Have we used our time well? Have our quick lives produced good fruit? If not, here’s a suggestion. “In the morning imagine that thou shalt not live till night; and when evening comes presume not to promise thyself the next morning.”


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