The soul after death and modern funerals


Lord Jesus:  These are social conventions that man must show his best at the funeral, but it is beside the point. The point is to pray a lot on the day of the funeral, because then the fate of the soul hangs in the balance and she is taken away from this world. But your contemporary funerals are not helpful for the soul in this transition. I do not mean all the funerals, but the ones organized for the rich. The meaning of the funeral, which was to obtain graces for the salvation of the soul, has been lost. Family and friends accompanied the deceased to the other world, supporting him with mighty prayer. The crowd, treading behind the coffin and reflecting how fast someone was taken from the world, will not help him in this passage at all.

Translated from : Kompendium z Orędzi na Czasy Ostateczne, które własnie nadeszły (z tomow 1-8), Warszawa 2010, p. 181