We’ll be taking our kids to the funeral of a family friend today, someone who lived a long, interesting, and faithful life. This is probably the most important thing we will do with them this summer. It is incumbent upon the living to stop their busy schedules and honor those who have died and moved on to the next world. As the Book of Proverbs says, better the house of mourning than the house of feasting. Sometimes we get so caught up in our daily pursuits that we forget where this whole thing is headed. A funeral is a great reality check.
Posted on July 19, 2009 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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