The Last Station on Freedom's Road
Freedom sits at everyone's core to living.
The yolk of desires and then death are freedom's greatest hindrances.
Comedian Woody Allen once quipped about death:
I am not afraid of death - I just don't want to be there when it happens.
With far less wit but far more depth martyred Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote (somewhere between 1933-35):
How do we know that dying is dreadful?
Who knows whether in our human fear and anguish, we are only shivering and shuddering at the most glorious, heavenly blessed event in the world?
Death is hell and night and cold, if it is not transformed by our faith. But that is just what is so marvellous, that we can transform death.
Penning a poem in 1945 while unknowingly only weeks from Nazi gallows, Dietrich Bonhoeffer prophetically mused:
death is the last station on the road to freedom.
This world is our passage, not our portion. ~ Matthew Henry
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ - ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ (1 Cor. 15:44-45)
Today's Soul Snippet:
The pure in heart shall see God; all others are but blind bats. ~ Charles Spurgeon
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