We shouldn't be anticipating some horrible event called death. Rather, we should be envisioning what we will be doing when we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun.
We all search for a shepherd. Sometimes we try to shepherd ourselves. Every four years we elect a new shepherd. What's the difference between a good and bad shepherd?
As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Is Jesus merely the one that gets us off the hook God over the guilt of our sexual sins, or is he the reigning lord of the universe, who actually knows what's right?