Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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Evidence for …
QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
What evidence is there for life after death?
Everyone would agree that there’s a big difference between a dead body and a living body. This difference is the soul, the spiritual aspect of creatures, which in man is immortal. The soul “animates” – gives life – to the body.
And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
All humans feel hungry when they need food, which points to the existence of food. All human cultures have naturally believed in a life after death, which points to the existence of an afterlife.
Other References: Lk 24:34-43; Acts 1:21-22; 1 Cor 15:3-8; CCC 639-645, 655-65
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.