Friday, March 20, 2020

For people who live in darkness and fear of death
     Wake up! That's not all there is.

         “Faces” by W.H. Auden (excerpt)

Faces along the bar
Cling to their average day:
The lights must never go out,
The music must always play…
Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.

The Holy Spirit gave me this addendum to Auden's poem:

Our life is so transient.
Gone in the blink of an eye

Lack of belief in our immortality;
causes us to sin.

Hedonism becomes attractive.
Peggy Lee  sings a huge hit song "Is that all there is?"

Lost in melancholy
Many loved her song

To those let us sing
"Come to Me My Melancholy Baby"

Oh Divine Wisdom, 
our Creator showed the way.

A painful death He suffered,
for us to "get it" this day.

By His resurrection,
death is no big deal.

Pain offsets our pleasure,
but fear of pain won't heal.

It's better than melancholy
that will end you up in Hell.

So let's ascend to heaven
as Jesus did as well.

To live happily ever after
a fairy tale no more.

With the fear of death lifted you'll receive the "Peace of Jesus". Seek His truth, get close to Him and it gets even better. This I promise you.

† Dominic of Chandler O.P.
A recovering hedonist.

Hebrews 2:14-18

Since the children share in blood and Flesh, Jesus likewise shared in them, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the Devil, and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life.  Surely He did not help angels but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, He had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God to expiate the sins of the people.
Because He himself was tested through what He suffered, He is able to help those who are being tested.