Sunday, January 27, 2013
Really Dyin' for a 'Burger
There was a news story yesterday about a funeral procession that went through a Burger King drive-thru. It seems the deceased was a big hamburger eater, and his family arranged for him to have one last fast food visit. A Whopper was placed on the hearse, and the forty cars in the procession each got a hamburger "for the road." This was in York County, PA; I used to live in York County. Isn't laying the human remains of a loved one to rest a a solemn, serious moment? Doesn't a funeral cry out for reverence and respectfulness? Do you really want to take a funeral processional though a fast food drive-thru? Really? I've had my share of awkward moments at funerals. Once someone placed a Steelers' "Terrible Towel" over the pall. Do you really want the deceased's love of the Steelers to eclipse to love of Christ for us? Really? I have also had people tell inappropriate stories at funerals. Is that off-color story really what you want to say about Aunt Minnie in Church? Really? Funerals aren't about being cute; they are about our salvation. And burying people with their favorite objects seems to me to hearken back to pre-historic religions. Does Uncle Elmer really need his nine iron in Heaven? Really?
Posted by Pastor Eric at 8:15 PM