"You are invited to Joey's funeral and resurrection on Sunday night."
They came, curious and confused.
Joey stood by the baptismal water and said
I am leaving the world that all of us know for real life in Jesus
You will see me around and we will talk
and I hope I will continue to be your friend.
But the Joey you have known has died and in a few minutes will be buried.
The man you will be talking to is somebody who has risen from the dead
and for the first time in his life is really alive.
And seeing as he is dead,
Joey will not be selling drugs any more
and will not be joining you to shoot up or be at parties."