EXCELLENT MESSAGE! The Art of Dying: Recognizing the Sanctity of Life Through all of Life, Years Ago Many Died at Home

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I have officiated more funerals in the last 3 1/2 years that I did in the past 13. Not many COVID funerals, but so many young people, from violence. My heart hurts for all those parents who have to lay a child to rest. I have learned so much about God and people from officiating funerals. This message from C. Ben Mitchell should be preached in every Church! I love sharing the love of JESUS to all. I am called by God to be with families at the time of losing a loved one. The love of Jesus brings such comfort to all! I pray that I die in the comfort of my home.

From Lifeway Research:

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Everyone’s going to die, but no one wants to talk about it. Living well as Christians requires that we rediscover the art of dying well.

By C. Ben Mitchell

Everyone’s going to die, but no one wants to talk about it. Even Christians, of all people, would rather not discuss death and dying. But this isn’t the way it should be, and it’s not the way it’s always been.

For many generations, men, women, and children died at home. Their bodies were prepared at home, usually in their own bed. Their family, friends, and neighbors would mourn for them in a wake at home before their bodies were accompanied to the church for a memorial service and then to the cemetery for a graveside committal. Death was as much a part of the Christian life as birth. Most churches even had cemeteries adjacent to the church where people would lay their loved ones to rest. And “homecoming” was typically a Sunday for remembering those who died that year. More Here

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