Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Remarks at a Funeral

Monday I went to the funeral of the grown son of an elderly client of mine. It was at a local United Methodist Church. The service had all the right scripture and the right hymns, but at one point the presiding minister said that when the son last visited the father "it was the last time they would ever see each other again." He said that without qualification.

Maybe it was a slip of the tongue, but it seems to me that if one has the perspective that a Christian ought to have, that is of the temporal nature of the present and the eternal nature of the life prepared for us by the Lord, you just wouldn't say anything like that. Furthermore, it was simply cruel.

Don't anyone dare say anything like that at my funeral. I'll be having a great time and looking forward to seeing you.

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