This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Here And There : Pope's Life And Death

727 words - 3 pages

SQUEEZED like a lemon, giving his last drop up to the end, Pope John Paul II faced and embraced death in the manner befitting the Christian ideal spelled out by Jesus himself when he said:"I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again." (Jn 10,17-18)Years before his transit to heaven came on April 2, bent and twisted, trembling and stuttering because of his many ailments, John Paul II talked about his death, saying he was looking forward to it.But he continued to work, never allowing himself to be pitied. To other elderly people, he is a reminder that they still have an important role to play and cannot and should not be contented with a passive life.He lived to the full what he preached with so much passion and forcefulness. What a man! I imagine that only grace and his generous correspondence to it could explain this phenomenon.Of course, in his case he was aware that he was the Vicar of Christ, a father to all Catholics here on earth. He knew he was not just a president or a CEO who may resign or retire because of old age or infirmity.Thus, when some people suggested that he retire and have a well-deserved rest, he clearly said he would rather hold on until God would bring him back to him.And when it came, he went quietly, even smiling and joking. One anecdote has it that one of the people who saw him in his dying moments heard the Holy Father telling him, "And what makes you think you will outlive me!"He repeated the word "Amen, amen," to signify his total obedience to God's will, conforming his will to God's, that indeed his end has come. That's how our death should be -- it should be both in God's time and in our own will.Death has to be welcomed, embraced. No use running away from it, since it will always come. And when it comes, we know it is God's will and that it is the best hour, in spite...

Find Another Essay On Here and There : Pope's life and death

Life and Death Essay

1460 words - 6 pages on Earth and you have told your family and friends everything you wanted to tell them before you die.      With these five stages, I learned that you can fully complete the process of death because they can help to live a happy, richer, and fuller life. What were the most powerful feelings you had in reading this book, and how did the book affect you personally?          &nbsp

Life and Death Essay

1280 words - 5 pages author’s depiction of the nature supports the binary opposition of life and death. The landscape that surrounds the train station plays an important role in understanding the polemic argument of a couple’s encounters regarding abortion. Firstly, the author depicts one side of the train station to symbolize death. He states, “On this side of the train station there was no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun” (400

Life, Death, and Immortality

941 words - 4 pages The novel, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is divided into 3 sections: life, which tells the reader about Henrietta’s life and the birth of HeLa; death, which consists of times after Henrietta’s death, and lastly; immortality, which discusses how Henrietta’s cells have become immortal. Overall, the book is based on Henrietta and the lives of her children and how they cope with the way medical science has treated their

Life And Death

614 words - 2 pages Have you paid your taxes yet? Why are taxes so crucial for a country? Because taxes are the main revenues of the government and just like a father has to work and get pay to support the family, taxes support the growing and the maintaining of the country. Being one of the essential incomes of a state, taxes certainly affect people¡¦s life. In fact, different rates of taxes cause different kinds of problems to the society. For

There is life after death

1395 words - 6 pages In this paper, I argue that there is life after death, by defending what Schick and Vaughn call the “Argument from Mediumistic Communication.” After analyzing this argument and showing it in premise-conclusion form, I then will give my three strongest objections. These objections argue that there is not life after death. After giving the objections I will give a reply to show that the objections are false, and there is in fact life after

Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here

1515 words - 6 pages Barriers of Color, Prejudice and Fear in There Are No Children Here          The barriers of color, as well as prejudice and fear show through in this story of two young boys growing up in inner city Chicago. Confined to the project housing the brothers and their family are well aware of their "caste" in society. The story follows the events of the Rivers family living in the Henry Horner Homes (near the United Center in Chicago). Over

Piecing Together the ‘Here’ and ‘There’: Identity Crises in Diasporic Literature

2059 words - 9 pages Identity is at the core of Piri Thomas’s Down These Mean Streets, Paule Marshall’s Brown Girl, Brownstones, and Rhina Espiallat’s Where Horizons Go. All of these Diasporic literary works deals with the manner in which the characters negotiate their relationships between their current locations and their ancestral homelands. In each work the protagonists struggle to unionize there two parts of his/her identity, to bring together the ‘here’ (where

Love through life and death

2260 words - 9 pages kind of death was extremely devastating. How would you feel if your daughter or son came to his or her death by the wheels of the wagon that you spent majority of your savings on? This wagon could bring you to a better life, yet it could also bring the death to your child. Here is an excerpt from the journal of Charley True about their family experience with a child falling under the wheel. A bloodcurdling scream and a cry of pain later, I

Life and Death in Literature

1019 words - 4 pages she comes down stairs, the front door opens up. She sees her husband standing there. He is alive, the “bending” house. There she is probably in shock from seeing him. She sees her free, happy, and long life just draft away. She screams aloud horrible scream. Poor, Mrs. Mallard dies of a heart attack. (Cited in DiYanni, 2007, pg.38) Life and death is the plot in “The Story of an Hour.” The conflict is his death and his life. At the

Life and Death in Literature

1592 words - 6 pages The word death brings different feelings to minds. Most are scared of the thought. Some embrace death, the thought of meeting our maker. The feeling to not exist, while the rest of the world goes on with their lives is overwhelming. To write about death, they have to write about life. Life and death is reality. There are various short stories, poems, and plays that attribute life and death. “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, “The Story of

Life and Death in Art

962 words - 4 pages Cultures through time have had a connection with the spiritual world. Many of these cultures had a strong fascination with life and death. In addition, these cultures also had belief relating to an afterlife. This fascination is seen in the art, sculpture and architecture of these cultures. Many cultures during both the ancient and classical periods had an interest with death and with preparation for the afterlife. One such culture that had

Similar Essays

Here And There Essay

705 words - 3 pages Here and There Packing up your life and belongings is a difficult task to do. My family lived in Apple Valley, MN, until the week before my 7th birthday. My parents told my younger brother and I that we were moving to Hastings, MN. I had no idea where that was as a child. I was excited about this new experience. I have always been interested in travelling. When we arrived in Hastings, it was nothing like my old town. I knew nobody, all I knew

Where There Is Life, There Is Also Death...Oh And Evolution

794 words - 4 pages whole show will be over and done, and wretched one it was. You feel them coming, and coming, and you struggle to rise… (Dillard 540) Where there is life, there is also death. Every single day while several babies from around the world take their first breath out of their mother’s womb, several other people will be taking their last. Not only is death a part of life, but it is also a part of evolution. The ichneumon from the quote above

Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiliing Essay

1482 words - 6 pages In Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling Ross King gives a penetrating look into the life of Michelangelo Buonarroti during the four years he spends painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. At a scale of nearly five thousand and eight hundred square feet and almost seventy feet above the ground, this would be an incredible task for the artist. He faces many challenges, mentally and physically, during the process, but still finishes the

Life And Death Essay

4011 words - 16 pages . Death occurs in accordance with God's will. All Muslims believe that Allah is the Creator and the Owner of all life. He embarks human life with conception and only He will conclude it through natural death. Only the Creator has the power to knowingly fix the moment of death (Brockopp, 2003). There are many verses in the holy Quran that emphasize these core Islamic beliefs.I believe that the soul or spirit is something imperceptible to the naked eye