Today we’ll attend a Memorial service for a good friend.
Jack was a gentle man, a kind person, and a humble one as well. He was open, honest, generous, and hospitable. He’ll be missed by family and friends, his community and church will feel his loss.
Funerals are designed to make us think about the big issues of life.
The serious stuff we’d rather not dwell on most of the time, especially on a warm sunny Friday afternoon!
But God thinks funerals are a great opportunity to urge us to take inventory of our lives.
Parties are intended to entertain and divert us, not make us contemplate our eternal destiny .
Funerals wig people out.
For exactly the reason you might think.
They don’t like thinking somber thoughts about death and dying.
Who wants to be confronted with mortality?
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