I’ve been struggling with Catholic ideas on Mary…which I traced back to my problem with the communion of saints… which in turn I followed back to my instinctive belief that dead people are just dead or awaiting (don’t ask me how, I seem to be very out of step with a lot of things which I never realised were important as foundations until they effected everything).
I want to know how other people interpret this passage:
Ecclesiastes 9, 9:5
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest
I’ve searched and searched the forum for this and couldn’t find it so I hope someone can help me out…to me it says that when we die we have no knowledge or awareness of anything, we are dead, it’ s something that can really elp me out with the related problems I have as I’ve mentioned above too.