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|For despair is not attributable to the misrelation but to the relation that relates |
itself to itself. A person cannot rid himself of the relation to himself any more than
he can rid himself of his self, which, after all, is one ... Thus to be sick unto death
is to be unable to die, yet not as if there were hope of life; no, the hopelessness is
|To suspend an awareness of death, to be unconscious, is to live deathlessly. |
Time then extends ... We were taking our chances that this person we cherish
would not die in the midst of the tense silences. Some young adults, seeking to
be free ...
|The despairer cannot die; no more than 'the dagger can kill thoughts' can despair |
consume the eternal, the self that is the source” (SUD: 48). ... not want to be
himself may hope for, and this makes it all the more frustrating that despair
cannot ever succeed in destroying this self. ... This is not to say that the person
wants to be in despair but that he has taken a willful stance towards life that
simply is despair: ...
|1 That Godin Godself has been resurrected and overcomes death andnow |
promises us that our deaths will die,that anew future beyond deathis openedto us
. Itisa hope made possible by entering death, by entering and overcoming death
with life—forevermore in Godself and soon to be ... Through their despair God is
coming to them; in their despair God gives God's very person so that an
altogether new ...
|Thustobe sickuntodeath is tobe unable to die,yetnotasthough there were hope of |
life. ... Andif one can live to experience thisfor a single moment, thenone lives to
experience it for ever. If someone is to die of despair as one dies of an illness,
then the eternal in him, the self, must be able to die in the same sense that the
Lennart Nordenfelt - 2009 - 232 pages
|Research that focuses on the final phase of life has demonstrated that many |
dying people fluctuate between different feelings ... 2007), for example hope and
despair, as well as between the will to live and the wish to die (Qvarnström 1978).
|As they go through the stages of dying, if you share their experience, you also will |
be brought increasingly closer to a ... I am including several selections that I hope
will help you see how confrontation with death and dying can enrich one's life
and ... The third selection is the story of a young man's life and death written by a
friend who cared enough to risk die pain of ... growth that can accompany the
experience of dying for those who do not despair about how little time is left, but
|hopeless to think that everybody can be trusted. ... The result of such a mixture is |
that absolutely nothing can move in life. ... When someone is in despair it can
well be a moment when hope can become something real and tangible and ...
|A Sacramental View of Life and Death MaryEllen O'Brien ... can the dying person |
retain any sense of hope that Christ will welcome the soul, receive the spirit, or
embrace the faulty life of the pilgrim? ... Despair is created in such a crisis of guilt.
|When there is no longer any prospect of meaningful life, people turn to |
meaningless violence: 'Destroy whatever you can destroy.' When hope dies, the
killing begins. Hopelessness and brutality are just two sides of the same sad coin
. Despair ...
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