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.