"It's hard to breathe when you that know you're not alive.
Hard to live, hard live, when you know you're dead inside."
How are those for some attention-grabbing lyrics? I have set a goal for myself to write a novel that starts as intensely as that song.
It makes you pay attention and ask yourself questions:
"How can it be possible to breathe when you're not alive?"
"What do they mean, dead inside?"
And that's when you take a look at the spiritual side of it. There's an old saying, "Born once, die twice; or born twice, die once." In other words, you must be born again to escape the death that is brought onto all mankind by sin.
Not everyone is aware of this. People are walking around without their second re-born life, not aware that a second death could get to them first. They can't breathe easily because they don't know.
On the other hand, it's much easier to live this life, when you know you will be moving into a life of peace and ease when these troubles are gone.