Saturday, February 2, 2013

Quick Bytes #47: We Are Dying

"Somebody should tell us, 
right at the start of our lives, 
that we are dying."
                   - Pope Paul VI

How would we live each day 
with that perspective?


  1. It certainly changes what's important, doesn't it?

  2. If tomorrow never comes ...

    God bless you Michael for this sobering thought.

  3. If I lived this day as it were to be my last I would look at the rising sun a little longer to appreciate its beauty, I would pay closer attention to what family & friends were saying, slowing myself down to give them the time they deserve. I would give thanks to The Lord for all the things I had neglected to thank him for in my life, like the song bird outside my window right this moment,

  4. Interesting comment! Makes one think doesn't it?

  5. This isn't related to your post, but please read and pass on!

    Dear friend,


    Tomorrow (5th of February), the first bill proposing same-sex marriage is going to be heard in British Parliament. I ask you to join me, and many others, in the praying of a rosary tomorrow to ask for Our Lady's intercession in this. We are aiming to pray together at 12 am, noon (GMT) tomorrow. Pray whatever you are able to do - a decade, a Mystery, the full Rosary, even a short prayer to Our Lady -to beg for her help.

    It is our hope that if Catholics pray together for this, we can gain Our Lady's intercession in this dark hour.

    Please pass the message on any way you can! Email, blog, text, social media. 12 am tomorrow - a worldwide rosary for the defense of marriage.

    God Bless.

    Maria Kolbe

  6. I would certainly have tried to be kinder, to myself and to others.
    I would have told that wonderful man that I loved him. In fact, I would have told all the wonderful people that I've ever met that I loved them.
    I would have ignored my sister when she said " a lifetime on the hips" and eaten treacle tart whenever I was blessed with it.
    I would have given up being embarrassed to be just me.
    I would have stopped counting the days to the weekend and hating Mondays: each new morning would have been a God-send.
    I would have saved countless precious hours spent fretting over the past or worrying about the future: I would have always seen the present as just that; a present.
    Thank you for a few very thoughtful words which have freed a lot of thoughts! God bless x