Impact of the Empty Tomb
Publisher: Emmaus Road. Be the first to rate this. Overview Death is not solely a philosophical concept, but a reality that grips us at the core of our being. Contents Death: Friend or Foe?
Author: Regis J. About Regis J. Flaherty Regis J. We stand within but apart from the world around us. We are the children of the resurrection. We are already partakers of heavenly glory. We have received the promise and live with a radiant hope in our hearts.
Death, Where Is Your Sting?
We are living in a period of history of the Catholic Church here in Tasmania that has changed significantly from the Catholic Church here fifty years ago. In the years following the Vatican Council and under the dynamic leadership of Archbishop Guilford Young the Church was strong, united and confident. The Church here embraced the Council directives with an assurance that a new and vibrant era for the Church was unfolding.
Now, fifty years on, we are beset by the most serious of challenges. At the centre of the challenges is the significant decline in faith and participation in the life of the Church.
We are all aware of this. More and more baptised Catholics are living in isolation from their faith, distanced from Christ in their personal lives and no longer participating in the sacramental life of the Church.
For so many of the current generation Christianity has been reduced to a mere orientation to do good, with the great catchcry of social justice. The personal need for God, for prayer, for the sacramental life have evaporated. Even among committed Catholics there is a growing spiritual malaise. Participation in the life and mission of the Church is minimal, lacking a serious commitment to advance the apostolic mission of the Church.
Furthermore, we are experiencing increasing attacks on Christianity. There is a growing persecution of those who hold to the Christian faith. Many Christians are reluctant to publically declare their faith and their belief in fundamental issues like the sacredness of life or the true nature of marriage, or recognition of gender as God given. Even among family and friends we are being cowered into silence.
And the workplace has become dominated by political correctness and identity politics.
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What differs is how death is handled by various people. For some it evokes horror and despair. For others it is quiet acceptance. Still others embrace death with a surety of hope and faith.
All religions have a philosophy and belief system to help adherents of that faith cope with this final reality. What meaning can we find in death? This is not primarily a philosophical question and it is not food for frivolous discussions.