Tag Archive: dying

Dying to Self

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.” Mark 8:35 In Lent, Christians prepare for Easter by reflecting on Jesus’ journey to the cross and its meaning for our lives.  A part of this journey is hearing anew Jesus’ call…

Dying Well

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again. So that he…

Spirituality of Dying

Christian understandings about death and resurrection impact how we live and can also impact how we die.  Michelle O’Rourke in her book Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying, uses Henri Nouwen’s own words that focus on living with the full awareness of being a beloved child of God and applies them to…