Thursday, December 22, 2016

QUOTATION: Perspectives on the Afterlife

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
A child who is given a ball and told that it is the only ball he will ever have in his life cannot enjoy it much because he is overfearful of losing it. Another child, told that if he is good he will be given another ball, one that will never wear out and will give him unending pleasure, need not be fearful of losing the first. So it is with the man who has only one world, in contrast to the Christian. Even in the enjoyment of life the first man walks in fear of its end. His very pleasures are shadowed by death. But the man who believes in a future life, conditioned by morality, has the great advantage of being able to be happy in this world, as well as in the next.

--Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Peace of Soul, 1949