One of the key points about Christianity is the being and act of Jesus. This refers to his identity and his ministry. And the must blatant truth about Jesus' mission is to die.
WoW31: Death is a life transforming concept.
In thinking about this, I remembered a Chinese quote:
Death comes to all, but not all deaths have the same value. It depends on its use. Knowing this makes us live even more purposefully. At the same time, it puts matters on earth in perspective.