Easter 2 - Year C
Verse 17: I shall not die, but live and proclaim the works of Life.
To have come to this point requires an awareness of some rebirth experiences. This takes awhile for us - remember those adolescent years when we would just die (or hide away) over any number of fears or setbacks? Eventually we come around to see more than our immediate response to desires and events. In seeing more than our own Narcissistic needs we begin to put various parts of ourselves together and see a whole more than the sum of our parts.
To see more is a stance of "not dying".
From there it is but a small extension to hear the question, "If you are not going to die, what are you going to do?"