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All speak of the reality of a supernatural order that points to something greater than our being. It also shows up our own mortality and how we constantly struggle with the issue of death. It is in this mood that it is difficult not to feel a little melancholic or sober with a dash of fear that one really can go anytime.
It is really laughable when you consider the fact that we may come from all walks of life, with different status and level of intelligence and 'greatness'. However, at the end of it all, we all return to dust that we are...
But to stop here and say nothing else would be totally selling ourselves short - as we always like to do.
The Christian response (and of which I am happy to be part of this great calling) is one of hope, wonder and peace to this question of death. It is because, this response is open to the greater transcendence that continues to pervade our dimension even if we choose to ignore it. We are 'hardwired' for the transcendent and and there is something within our being that 'pushes' us to seek the beyond. When we suppress or deny this 'inner wiring' that is there, it shows up in retaliation through different strains of reaction.
One interesting manner which this comes about, is the current fascination of many young people with vampirism, zombies, and all dark natured related items. The industry that services this fascination thrives in bringing about all sorts of activities, books, movies and related collectibles, thereby creating an industry of sorts which is very profitable and, yes, self-indulging.
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As Christians, we know that our hardwiring is towards a God whom we call Father and Jesus Christ points us the way to Him, as did many countless other saints and holy men and women. It is because of this beacon that constantly blazes the path towards our eternal heritage of sons and daughters of God that we are, we can be reassured and walk in this life a better and enlightened person who knows what it means to have faith, hope and charity.