"The only time people think about eternity is at funerals, and then it's often shallow, sentimental thinking, based on ignorance. You may feel it's morbid to think about death, but actually it's unhealthy to live in denial of death and not consider what is inevitable. Only a fool would go through life unprepared for what we all know will eventually happen. You need to think more about eternity, not less. Just the nine months you spent in your mother's womb were not an end in themselves, but preparation for life, so this life is preparation for the next...."
An excerpt from author Rick Warren and the Purpose Driven Life