A Lesson in Dying: A Nurse With Cancer Offers Herself as Instruction in Caring


Video from New York Times


"With less than two months to live, Martha Keochareon teaches students about cancer and dying." from video introduction.


We all need a lesson in dying. Have you considered your mortality? Our lives are but a vapor.

Momento Mori: Remember that You will die!

Our culture denies death as we seek to get as much out of life as we can before we die. But for a Christian who has walked and is walking with Christ understands there is much beyond the reality we currently see. There is a thin line between life and death, we have an illusion of permanence. Tomorrow is not promised so to life as if life will never end is to trust a lie.


The apostle Paul tells the church in Ephesus, “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins” (Eph. 2:1).


You see many people live life spiritually dead from cradle to grave. The reality is unless we encounter Christ, all of us are spiritually dead, enslaved to our sin nature. Without Christ, we follow sin’s desires and cravings in rebellion and disobedience to God.


James 4:14 Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.


We must be spiritually prepared each and every day for our death. You must be at peace with your mortality and your future with Christ.


This book is recommended reading for end of life concerns: The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life by Ira Byock

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