Thinking About Death


I think about death. Every day now.

No, I honestly don’t think this cancer is going to kill me, but the cold reality is that it could. Or some other cancer in the future, or heart attack, or accident . . . or whatever. The truth is, all of us are going to die and, whether we like it or not, we should think about that.

It even says so in the Bible. Yes, it does. Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, We must all die, and everyone living should think about this.

When you go through something like cancer it causes you to think about death. And thinking about death raises some interesting questions. How have I lived? Who have I influenced? Where have I left the fingerprints of my life? Could I be doing more? And what? How? Where?

Thinking about death causes you to think about life, to take inventory, as they say.

Talk to anyone who’s faced something traumatic or life-threatening. It’ll be an eye-opening experience. Their perspective on life and death is much different. Life is so much more precious because death is so much more real . . . and imminent.

These are the issues that arise when you think about death. Life and death.

Think about it.

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on June 24, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I was reading in Colossians this morning…chapter one where Paul is greeting the church and praying for them. He reminds them in verse 5 -6 “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel, which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth.”It is the hope of heaven – brought to us only through death or the rapture – that gives us hope and strength to face life’s trials – whatever they are. This is a powerful chapter! I love the fact that the Bible reminds us that Christ has conquered death, and that we should be mindful that our lives here are only temporary. So we SHOULD take inventory, and live each day fully for HIM!Awesome reminder! We aren’t promised tomorrow. We have today to live for Christ.Praying for you,Kim

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  2. Susan J. Reinhardt

    Thanks for the honest, thought-provoking post, Mike.A loved one facing death commented that he would have been more diligent about certain things, but he thought he had plenty of time.Every time I proscrastinate, those words come back to me. Our lives can change in a heartbeat. I’ve also learned to be more aware of the small, daily blessings of the Lord.Susan 🙂

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  3. Just wanted to let you know I haven’t forgotten about you. Life has been crazy busy and you’re still in our prayers!

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  4. Mike,Just found your blog.As an under-40 guy dealing with cancer, everything you’re saying resonates with me.Keeping you and yours in my prayers.

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