In fact they desire it4 November 2022
The greater the spiritual stature of a person, the less they fear death. We’d say that, in fact, they actually desire it. Not because they hate this life or because they think of the body as a prison, as the Platonic philosophers did and hoped to be released from it through death. Christians love this life, but also desire communion with the true Life, that is, Christ.
Elder Efraim Vatopaidinos