One death but two different philosophies about death.
The Sadducees believed that death is the ultimate thing, and after death there is nothing.
The second philosophy, about what we have just heard, is that death is not the end, although we do not know what the future will look like. There is nothing strange in thinking that we were born in order to live.
And for many of us life is a fantastic adventure. It is especially so that we think this way because we are healthy, we have a wonderful family and friends and money. However, our faith makes us look to the future. Our faith requires us to trust in God because there will come a day when we will have to leave it all. Then, thanks to this faith we replace our uncertainty of tomorrow's life a life without end with a certainty of life. Of course, when we think about our death we feel anxiety and apprehension. This is normal, because we will stand before the unknown.
We should trust, that for us Death and the Resurrection are our only hope and as we are sure of our death, we should also be sure of our Resurrection.
God, is the God of the living and not the dead, and we can say that He needs us in His glory.
Let us live as long as we have always bound with Christ by faith but also let us live each day as if it were our last.
"BECAUSE YESTERDAY IS NOT OUR OWN.
TOMORROW IS UNCERTAIN.
AND ONLY TODAY IS OURS.". (Pope John Paul II)