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Confronting death before it comes
Confronting death before it comes

Questions about the end of life have faced human beings for as long as we have walked the earth. When will it come? Is there life after death? Thanks to modern medicine, we now live longer and, thankfully, can prevent many premature deaths. But with these advances come many more questions: What is a "natural death?" How long would I want to prolong my life if I were facing a serious illness? What does it mean to "die with dignity?" Will I be ready for death? Whether we face these questions from a spiritual or practical perspective, we know one thing with certainty: Death will come to each of us and to our loved ones, and we would do well to think about some of these...

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