One author stated, \"Death is the country where every Christless soul lives. The man who knows not God lives a dying life, or a living death; but he who believes in the Son of God passes over from the empire of death, to the empire of life.” Have you passed over from death to life? Jesus is telling you the truth in today’s passage—and it is better to know the truth, however hard it may be to receive. There is eternal death as surely as there is eternal life. There is judgment as surely as there is love. Yet, you can honor the Father through the Son today. There is no fear in love, for perfect love casts out all fear! Don’t let the confusion of cultural pluralism rob you of the clarity of Jesus’s words: “Truly, Truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.” Hear the voice of the Son: choose life today.