So Far… So Good!

I tell you most solemnly, everybody who believes has eternal life

John 6:47
I Kings 19:4-8; Psalms 34:2-9; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51

A popular stand-up comedian humorously quipped: “I intend to live forever… and so far, so good.”

In the classic, best-selling book entitled “On Death and Dying,”1 the author traces five distinct stages persons with terminal disease go through in facing death:

1) A period of denial. Inability to accept the fact of death. A “No, it can’t be true” attitude.
2) A period of anger. “Why me?”
3) A period of bargaining. A promise to do something in exchange for an extension of time.
4) A period of depression.
5) A final stage of acceptance and resignation.

Terminal illness, however, is a relative matter, for death is what we are all facing. And the…

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