Francois Fenelon on the denial of death
Francois Fenelon, a 17th century French mystic who wrote the classic Christian Perfection, spoke eloquently of the denial of death. We consider ourselves immortal, or at least we act as though we are going to live for centuries. Folly of the human spirit! Every day those who die soon follow those who are already dead. One about to leave on a journey ought not to think himself far from one who went only two days before. (Life flows by like a flood, Christianity Today, October 3, 1994, p. 24).