Failures are not fatal. Death is not final. Life is not futile.
Gonna chew on that awhile, but my first reaction to this is that it speaks directly to fear. We're afraid to fail, so we do not risk. We're afraid of death, so we do not accept the gift. We're afraid of a meaningless life, and let that fear cripple us - which is destructive, as Bruce blogged about awhile back.
We. Is. Me.