Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Good Time To Die

My wife and I typically attend the Saturday morning (11:30 am) mass at Maria Stein Center. Occasionally, we'll take advantage of the opportunity to go to confession before mass. It has occurred to me on more than one occasion, driving back home along the country roads, that this would be a good time to die, having just received absolution for my sins, followed by mass and communion.

It's a morbid thought, but that doesn't make it untrue.

1 comment:

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

What is morbid about it?

Do you use "morbid" as meaning "concerned with death"? It actually means "sick" or "unhealthy". And the thought was not.

Recall Atreiu's war cry "this is a fine morning to die on!" in Never-Ending Story?