Death, ruthlessly it plunders on! Leaving in its wake broken hearts, broken lives, broken homes, broken relationships. It rips away our loved ones without returning them to their places! Again, again, and again, death strikes all over the world – none of us are safe! We will all fall victim to its clutches! Death doesn’t care in what way it claims its victims. Some fall by disease, some accidental, some by suicide, some at the hands of others. Yet, the end result is the same – they are gone – forever! All over the news, we are reminded of its ugliness – repetitively! In the newspaper too, we see the obituaries. We drive by the cemeteries. We just can’t escape the terrible reality of it! But why……..why……..why, is there death all about us? Is it merely, as “animals” that we live and die, and then cease to exist? Has the god, called Evolution, really not been able to overcome death and have us live forever? Is the god, called Evolution, so cruel, as to treat us like non-humans and give us no hope whatsoever beyond the grave? What about religion, has it done any better? It tells us, if you do good enough, you might – maybe – get into a wonderful, permanent place, after you die. Yet, this too, rings hollow, and gives us no peace, no assurance.