Eternity - the prospect of a God beyond time, of endless endlessness with Him, of what it means - makes everything small: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Eternity dwarfs the worst wars and the brightest moments of human history. [Click title to read more.]
Our culture rarely deals intimately with death any more: we have cordoned it off, confined it to funeral homes and hospitals, done everything to keep it separate from us as we try to think up ways and means to evade the inevitable ourselves. But it wasn't always that way. And I suspect that in the interim, something has been lost.