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How do you wish to be remembered?

Posted by Anthony Ozimic on 30 October 2015
A vase depicting Mycenaean warriors

Do you ever ask yourself: how do I wish to be remembered after I die? If you are young, this question may never have occurred to you: as the saying goes, ‘the young feel themselves alive and think themselves immortal’.

Youth, though, is probably the best time to ask oneself this question, in order to choose a path in life which one’s children and grandchildren will be proud to recall.

Whatever one’s age, however, this is one of the most challenging – and therefore one of the best – questions to ask oneself.

Mycenaean warrior

This week The Times reported:

“The remains of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for 3,500 years alongside a hoard of treasure has been discovered by archaeologists in southern Greece ...  [T]he grave contained 1,400 artefacts, including gold and silver jewelry and more than 1,000 beads of carnelian, amethyst, jasper and agate. Gold cups were discovered resting on the warrior’s chest and stomach while four gold rings lay scattered near his feet. It said the dead warrior, aged between 30 and 35, must have been a “leading member” of the palace of Pylos, one of the most important administrative centres of the Mycenaean civilization.”

How do you wish to be remembered?

We are unlikely to be buried like the Mycenaean warrior, as a conquering hero surrounded by piles of treasure. But we can leave behind us a reputation for acts of heroism worth far more than prizes of gold and silver. Our own civilisation, lik e the civilisation of the ancient world, is a hostile place for unborn children. By fighting against the culture of death to save these unique, never-to-be repeated lives from abortion, pro-lifers are true heroes, more worthy of great epic poems than the heroes of Homer’s Iliad.

So - will you be remembered as a great warrior for the right to life of the most forgotten citizens? You are not promised tomorrow; what can you do today? Contact Isaac Spencer, SPUC’s Supporter Development Officer, to find out.

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