Friday, 06 July 2012 07:51
I read this week about the death of two individuals: Trey Erwin and Michael Marin Their very different lives and deaths present us with what seem to be very different beliefs and world views.
Trey Erwin, a 15-year-old from Collierville, TN, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about a year ago, and his story has received national attention. He viewed his battle with cancer as an opportunity to share his Christian faith, conveying the message that his life on this earth isn’t all about him and that life on earth isn’t all there is. His twitter posts and interviews were upbeat and encouraging, and he had said that he will be fine in heaven or staying here on earth.
Michael Marin was a graduate of Yale and a very successful and wealthy investment banker. He travelled the world, climbed Mount Everest, and, a few years ago, bought a multi-million dollar home that he furnished with, among other things, a collection of Picasso paintings.