Thursday, August 07, 2008

Think About Death

(I took this picture of an Orthodox priest walking down a Jersusalem street.)

N.T. Wright, in Suprised By Hope, writes: “From Plato to Hegel and beyond, some of the greatest philosophers declared that what you think about death, and life beyond it, is the key to thinking seriously about everything else - and, indeed, that it provides one of the main reasons for thinking seriously about anything at all. This is something a Christian theologian should heartily endorse.” (6)

I agree. Answer the question “What happens after I die?” and you have answered the question “What is the meaning of my life.”