Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.”
We all want to be remembered, to know that our life was important and worth something to others. We have often heard (especially from men) “Just burn me up. I don’t want anything else.” While that is a modest statement, it does not take into account how important their life was to you. A good father, loving husband, faithful and dedicated employee, coach, teacher, mentor, and friend. Your mother; a homemaker, loving wife and mother, her job was working inside and maybe outside the home, care giver, her concern and support expressed with hugs, love and encouragement. A special brother, sister, uncle, aunt or friend. It goes on and on.
We should take time to publically remember these important people and what they did to enhance our lives. With a traditional service, or a well planned memorial service, a cremation can represent the dignity and honor that your loved one deserves. We all deserve to have people pause and remember a loved one.
“Do this in remembrance of me.” Sound words 2,000 years ago, sound words today.