He Died Singing
John Hus was sentenced to burn at the stake. The night before his execution, he sat peering at a candle, meditating on the candle that would burn him the next day. Hus reached out and placed his hand over the candle, and suddenly flinched back in pain. His haggard face betrayed his heart: “If I cant withstand the fire of a candle, how the stake?” But the next day Hus not only bore the flames, he died singing.