As I have stated before, I went to a “LOT” of funerals this summer. The age range for these people were from 16-80. Two of them suicides, some expected, some so unexpected, some from just the body aging, and other’s from disease. Either way or for whatever reason, these people were no longer in my life. I would never see them on earth again.
I noticed something from going to all of these funerals. All had a “Eulogy” and all had very wonderful things said about them. Things from friends and/or family members.
It got me to thinking about “eulogies,” and how I have never heard one bad thing said about someone at a funeral. I am not saying this is wrong, it just “is.”
Usually extremely kind things are said about the person, events of their life are given, some funny, some sad, and most of the time how they touched the lives of others.
After all the funerals were over and life settled into “normal” again, I got to thinking:
All of this is good and kind, but it is not the entire truth. None of us are without fault, sin, and bad behavior at times. (I am not saying funerals are the time to bring all that up, it just made me think.)
So the question to myself was:
What is God’s “Eulogy” going to be like for me? His “Eulogy” is going to be the “entire truth,” regarding my life.
When I pass on into the presence of God and He pulls out my Book of Life, there it is going to lay. The “good,” the “bad” and the “ugly!” He is going to show and tell me all about it.
I am not going to have a forty-five minute time slot set aside just for all of my “wonderful, but also for all of my “not-so-wonderful.”
This will be the last “Eulogy” I will ever receive with the words “heaven” or “hell” attached to them.
Living a Christian life is very hard at times, if not most of the time. It comes with commandments and rules to follow. It involves a personality change to say the least. One which consist of love, humility, caring, most of all, letting go of ourselves.
It also involves prayer, faith, and trust, at every single moment in our lives. It involves turning the other cheek, and giving someone your cloak. It involves forgiveness, especially for those who are the hardest to forgive.
Living a “Christian life” truly goes against most of what we want do for someone, or say to them. Especially if they have hurt us so deeply we do not think we can breathe.
In these moments we must think of that “Last Eulogy.” We have to think about what section of our lives is going is going to be thickest and most time consuming for God to tell us about. “The good,” “the bad,” or “the ugly.” We have to remember, this will be the “last” time Anyone, will ever say anything about us ever again.
Death is going to come to us all. There is no way out of it. We need to keep inside of oursleves what will be important at that moment, is what “God” is going to say about us, and not man.
Love and God Bless, SR