Death isn’t a popular subject. We live in a society characterized by the denial of death. This is unusual because most people who have lived on this earth have given a great deal of attention to death. In fact, in every century except our own, preparing for a good death has been the goal of life. For millions of Christians throughout the centuries, Psalm 90 has been part of that preparation.
We will learn to live well when we learn to live wisely. And we will learn to live wisely when we learn to realize that our days here on earth are numbered.
– Eugene Peterson