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By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant, March 20, 2020
Preparing for eternity
Lent is the penitential season in the Church that’s dedicated to our final end — a theological term for the question, “Where will I go after I die?”
But now, with talk of the coronavirus dominating nearly every aspect of life, death is on the mind of most people right now.
While some are scrounging up supplies for the possibility of long quarantines, at some point we’ll all face death sooner or later. It’s been a traditional Catholic devotion to have a representation of a skull in view so that in our daily duties, death may never be forgotten and we might do everything with the view of eternity in mind.
Each of us will face three of the four last things: death, judgment and then either Hell or Heaven. ….