There is nothing more ignorant than an arrogant man who believes in his own self-importance. We are specks on a world in a vast universe created by a God so big we cannot comprehend him. Instead of worshipping him, we set ourselves up as mini gods and search for anything over which we might exercise control. For only then do we merit our lofty positions.
The irony is that we are children of the King of the Universe with exalted positions in his creation but we routinely walk away from our royal stations for the lowly place of minor impotent gods.
An old man wealthy beyond what even a rich man should have lie on a hospital bed surrounded by the doctors and nurses who had placed his rare disease into remission thereby gaining him a few more days on the Earth. He could afford the best in medical treatment and paid to have it. In a moment of clarity, perhaps brought on by the fact that he was closer to the end than the beginning of life, he asked a question. “Doctor, what do the poor people with this illness do?”
“Die,” replied the doctor without hesitation.
Death cannot be avoided merely pushed away for a season. It is but a doorway to another life and this life is but a stopover on the way to eternity.
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32