Is there a Hereafter? Or is death the end of it all? I had just stepped out of a small plane when I saw two of my, friends drive into the airport parking lot. I hadn't seen either for some time. So I walked over to greet them. "Hi," one said as he got out of the car. "What's this I hear about you being in a plane wreck several weeks ago?" "Oh yeah, it was exactly two weeks ago today," I explained. "Mr. Midkiff and I were taking off in his plane when the engine suddenly quit. We had no choice but to crash land in a rolling field at the end of the runway." "Well, he replied, "at least neither one of you was seriously hurt. By the way, remember the plane I began learning how to fly in last year? We were wondering if you would check one of us out in it so we could do a little flying today. What do you say?" "Well, uh… "I started thinking. That plane had been sitting on the ground for months. Any number of things could be wrong with it.
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