“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection adn the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; adn whoever lives and believes in me will never die.'”

John 11:25

I don’t know why, but I have always had a sense of mortality. When I turned 25 I thought, ” I am a quarter of a century old, If I live to be 75, one third of my life is already over.” Now I am 31 years old, keenly aware that every time the sun sets a day is over and the ticking clock of my life is winding down. Life as I know it is passing away. So I must strive to savor every moment I have. Especially every moment I have with family and friends. Are you scared of death?

I’ve found myself in conversations with people scared of death. Two in particular come to mind. Once I was at a party consisting mostly of graduate students in philosophy when another graduate student wife and I began talking in the corner. We started talking about our faith and she began listing reasons why she gave up Christianity. In end she said it was, “Mostly because of hypocrites.” That is what it boiled down to. But then she candidly admitted that her current belief structure didn’t give her any assurance about death. She couldn’t shake the thought of her impending death, just thinking about it made the hair on her arms stand up.

Another memorable

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