Drawing his inspiration from the last article of the Apostles’ Creed (“I believe in eternal life”), Cardinal Martini introduces us in this book to some fundamental themes of Christian faith and hope: life after death, judgement, the resurrection. His reflections are prompted by the fear of death, which is an irremovable instinct, but which does not have to transform itself into an anguish that paralyzes one’s heart and mind. Entrusting oneself totally to Jesus, after a sincere conversion experience, each one can find the necessary courage to overcome such fear and look ahead with confidence to the destiny which awaits him. Now that Cardinal Martini has been called to go and “meet the Risen Lord”, these pages assume the character of a spiritual last will and testament.