At Your Funeral

They’re not going give a powerpoint presentation looking at how your salary changed over time, complete with a pie chart tracking how your net worth was made up.

The key events of your life will be recounted, but more than anything people will want to talk about the kind of person you were.  Your character.

This is a mixed blessing of course, because we are all to some degree crooked timber.

But here’s the thing disciple, Jesus is committed today to working with you on the painfully slow process of character formation.  He’ll be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters, and he wants us all to share the family traits.  It’s his graceful agenda for us – transformation into his likeness.

Time alone will not do it, but trust in his ways over time, and on that day when you’re in the box, some will smile as they talk about how goodness and mercy increasingly followed you around during your brief walk here.

Today disciple – character over currency.


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