In a recent interview with actor and film director Woody Allen, he revealed his fear of death. Allen believes he has been confronting the horror of mortality since he was five.
Woody Allen said,
“There’s no advantage to aging. You don’t get wiser, you don’t get more mellow, you don’t see life in a more glowing way. You have to fight your body decaying, and you have fewer options.The only thing you can do is what you did when you were 20…which is distract yourself—because you’re always walking with an abyss right under your feet.”
The simple truth is that Woody Allen struggles with the same issues that the rest of us face, the issues of life and death. His answer to distract yourself does not offer much hope. Distractions are not solutions.
However, when the Apostle Paul struggled with the same issues, he came to a completely different view of death. He wrote, “For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: Death has been swallowed up in victory.”(1 Corinthians 15)
Think about it, and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D