Musing Toward Sunday

One of the most often asked questions is what happens after death. Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? On one of the on-line book stores there are 1,103 results for the topic “near death experience”. These many books attest to our fascination with this topic. Certainly this is an important question for it deal directly with the question of how then shall we live? In our gospel lesson this Sunday we meet a man who knows the answer for he was dead for four days and yet he is alive. He poses an incredible dilemma for the ruling leaders of the day for people are being convicted by his very presence. What would you ask him? What do the circumstances of this story tell you? How then shall we live?