As a former cigarette smoker I have a nightmare. Somewhere down the road I get a diagnosis of lung cancer. The doctor tells me the cancer is treatable, the prospects for a full recovery are better than 60 percent, and the cost of the treatments will be around $250,000.
Now let’s change the scenario. The doctor tells me the cancer is a difficult to treat, but there is hope. A regimen is available at a cost of $5 million with the chance for recovery under 10 percent.
Most people would make the following call: I should get the treatment in the first case but should prepare to meet the Lord soon in the second case.