I have attended hundreds of funerals and conducted or took part in 175. All of them differed to some degree and some were even bizarre.
This year I have been involved in 12 funerals and almost every time my “take away” thought is, “What would people say about me?” “Would anyone even come?”
I watched with great interest, the funeral service for Senator Kennedy. When his boys spoke of him and their love for him it brought tears to my eyes. He had made a great and powerful impact on them.
Made me wonder……
I heard a friend several years ago say that he just wanted to be a “sweet old man”. Since he was not even fifty at the time I thought about making that my goal as well since some were already referring to me as being old. And, I am working on that being “sweet” thing.
But after hearing all the accolades about those whose funerals I have attended I realize that I am just going to need more time to work on being a husband,dad, and friend. And oh yeah, “being sweet”.
In the Bonds of Calvary,