Never mind the consequences!
Additionally, writes James, effective temptation will prevent you and me from thinking about eternity or how brief our journey across this planet is. Funerals are the strongest wake-up calls of all. “Whenever someone we knows dies,” writes James, the forces of evil “do their best to make it tough for you and me to get to the funeral. Sometimes something as small as a favorite TV show, a traffic jam, or a bad night’s sleep can do the trick.
“As much as possible, keep us from thinking about death and the brevity of life – and try to convince us that this day, this moment, couldn’t possibly be our last.”