Today I attended my boyfriend’s mother’s funeral. The services took place in a funeral home with a presiding minister who didn’t know the deceased. Nowhere in the obituary did it mention that the deceased was “saved,” accepted the Lord as her Savior, or that she was ever a member of a church. She did many things in the community and was a kindhearted person. Nowhere in the eulogy did the minister mention the name of the person being eulogized.
For me, as a Christian, the services saddened my heart. When my time comes to depart and leave this earth, I want it to be said that I had accepted the Lord as my Savior and tried to live a life where I was a blessing to others and tried to bring others closer to Him through my actions, deeds, and outreach. I want my pastor, family, and friends to say that I went the Last Mile to help others and that I tried to live a Godly life. I want the minister to tie my kindheartedness into Godly blessings. People, prepare now for your homegoing. It doesn’t matter how nice you are. Are you living a Godly life and trying to bring others closer to Him? That is the question!
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