Finding Comfort At A Funeral
Nothing kills the joyful mood at a funeral more than the minister reading from The Bible. After the minister finishes the reading, he or she says, “May these words comfort you.” Never—Never!—have I felt comforted after hearing passages from The Bible. Nor do I know of anyone who said that they felt better hearing biblical passages at a funeral.
I tune out waiting for The Bible reading to end. I tune in when a family member or friend, of the deceased, gets up and tries to stay composed while speaking words from the heart. These words are alive! Now I am moved. Now I am comforted.
Of course the deceased isn’t paying much attention. He or she is no longer weighed down by a body, and is free to soar and enjoy the Peace and Unconditional Love.
“When we are born, we cry and the world rejoices. When we die, the world cries and we rejoice.”