As Chickpastor and I discussed in one of our recent Revs podcast Four Funerals and a Wedding, we deal with death a fair bit. In fact, I’m doing a funeral in a week and a half for a college student. One of the things that sometimes confuses people is how, at funerals, we talk about how death has not won. That the Good News of Jesus takes the sting out of death. That belief is based on a part of the bible, in the book of 1st Corinthians, in Chapter 15, verses 50-58. But it is also based on our experiences, in the deaths we’ve experienced and the lives lived by people who knew that death was coming and were not afraid. Here’s one of those stories. It’s the story of Shawn Kuykendall, a soccer player who died this morning. It sums up the victory over death in a better way than I ever could. I hope you will take the time to read it.