I just finished reading a book about death. I know it’s not a happy subject, but it is a very relevant subject to humanity. As I was reading through this book which discussed the theory of the soul dating back to 500bc through today, and the origins of the ‘spiritual’ music called blue grass, intermingled with thoughts on death, how to process it, what happens when you die, how people react, etc. I began to wonder . . . in my life have I properly dealt with the death that I encounter? I’ve had a few relatives in my family die, but I haven’t been to one of their funerals. I actually have only been to one funeral, and it was a friend of a friend, a person I didn’t know. I wonder, have I avoided death because I can’t handle it? Am I really scared to die? As the title of the book suggests, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, but Nobody Wants to Die. The title is humorous to me, but is it an accurate description of my life? How should we as pursuers of Christ-likeness deal with death? How does the church and the individual properly process the whole idea, and event of death?
How do you view death?