When alive, it is unnecessary to focus on death, although necessary to know that death comes unexpectedly. The greatest gift one should celebrate, in this world, is being alive. This does not matter whether one is a product of a rape case or a product of infidelity. There is no greater gift than being alive.
Being accorded with life enables a person to discover his/her true identity. The saddest thing is to die without realizing one’s identity. A person in confusion is not different from a dead person, even though alive. Having been created in God’s image, humans were never created to experience death. They were also not created to experience failure when committed to any project.
There are many projects started by humans, which never came to fruition. The reason for this is associating failure with death. After struggling with health issues, succumbing to death becomes the only consideration for affected individuals. Failure is the most dreaded phenomenon. Christian believers are sustained by hope, so as not to give up, even at the point of death.
The most renowned inventors are credited with tenacity. It is not a question of how long it takes to achieve intended targets, but how tenacious the individuals would be. The late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, had to languish in prison for twenty-seven years before achieving his dream in the year 1994. Others did not live to witness the achievement but died with the hope that South Africa would eventually attain independence.
Relenting to failure when pursuing whatever is worth pursuing is reserved for cowards. This is due to misunderstanding the nature of humanity. An ideal human being was not created to fail. But humans are known to fail, due to the consideration of the fear of death. Any person who gives up on any project, considered worth pursuing, would be displaying faithlessness, being opposed to humanity.
Death is the most dreaded phenomenon for all humans, leading to succumbing, rather than confronting obstacles. Fallible humans are shaped according to what they fear most. Those things that are dreaded most, in this life, have a bearing on the pattern of ordinary human behaviour.