Surgeon and Harvard Professor Dr. Atul Gawande has written a book entitled Being Mortal. The book is a little disturbing, and perhaps for some, even a little frightening. The truth of human existence is right there in the title of the book we are all mortal. How do we cope with that reality? Even as people of faith, we can have trouble managing our anxieties over death. What resources of Christian belief and trust can help us face our own mortality with courage and hope? Lets explore those questions in this Sundays sermon.