Meditating on death is not morbid but freeing

Meditating on death is not morbid but freeing A worshipper prays on the Stone of Unction, where tradition holds that Jesus was laid out after his death, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photo: CNS
The View Funeral after funeral. That is how this summer has been for me — sudden deaths, accidents, and deaths that were a long time in coming but shocking, nonetheless. There were funerals of young people or young at heart people, interspersed with anniversary masses. Oddly, perhaps the most difficult funeral was the one I…
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