Wednesday, March 30, 2011
We should all realize that no matter where or how a man dies, if he is in the state of mortal sin and does not repent, when he could have done so and did not, the devil tears his soul from his body with such anguish and distress that only a person who has experienced it can appreciate it. All the talent and ability, all the learning and wisdom which he thought his own, are taken away from him, while his relatives and friends bear off his property and share it among themselves. Then they say, "A curse on his soul; he could have made more to leave to us and he did not." And the worms feast on his body. So he loses both his body and his soul in this short life and goes to hell, where he will be tormented without end.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Saint Francis of Assisi
LETTER TO ALL THE FAITHFUL