life is so fragile

I just got word that a colleague of mine died this afternoon.  I didn’t know him personally, but he was my age (just turned 46) and he had two sons in college — one just a freshman.  He recently took a new church position and has been there for only 3 weeks.  After preaching in the morning, he had a massive stroke on Sunday afternoon.  They said the brain damage was extensive. 

Like I said … I didn’t know him.  But it makes me realize, again, how fragile life is.