Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?   – 1 Cor 15:54-55

Reflection.  In a world that denies death and does everything to hide it, it is urgently necessary to recall the inevitability of an event that is part of the history of every person.  – Pope John Paul II

Prayer.  Lord, help me to meditate upon my own death.  Let me do so not in a morbid fascination, but rather in recognition that in death I come home to You.