John Alan Turner

Writer, Theologian, Consultant, Speaker, Teacher

We're All Gonna Die!

There are so few things that are a sure thing -- so few things you know you can count on -- so few things that are absolute non-debatable universally agreed upon truths. But here's one: We're all gonna die!

I know. You don't like thinking about this. Who does? Who wants to sit around and ponder their own mortality? It's...morose. It's depressing.

And yet...it's foolish to ignore truth in any arena of life. Ignore truth and its consequences in your marriage, your business, your finances and you'll end up regretting it. Bury your head in the sand at your own risk. It won't be long before you collide with the truth you've been trying to pretend doesn't exist, and you'll probably end up on the short end of that bargain.

Now, it's possible to ignore some things or pretend you don't know them. It's even possible to actually be blissfully ignorant of certain truths. Sure, some truths are intuitive, but there are some things you could never figure out on your own without some outside help.

This one, though, is undeniable, inevitable and obvious to absolutely everyone. You are going to die. I am going to die. We're all gonna die!

So, help me understand why there's this one iron-clad truth you can take to the bank, and no one wants to embrace it or live with its consequences.