The Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen) hints at life being pretty miserable here on earth.
But if you look at the way we behave, it’s as if everything of value is here on earth. We do everything we can to avoid death – even to the extent of spending everything we have to live longer.
Not better, just longer.
We’ve made life so comfortable that we never want to leave. What about the noble people in past generations who would even give their life for right principles?
Too often, we sacrifice our principles, just on the vague promise of a longer and more comfortable life.
But there really should be some principles which run so deep that we would, yes, sacrifice our life for it.
Because, after this our exile, there’s something unbelievably magnificent waiting on the other side.