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Ecclesiastes 7:1-2

A good name is better than precious ointment,
and the day of death, than the day of birth.
It is better to go to the house of mourning
than to go to the house of feasting;
for this is the end of everyone,
and the living will lay it to heart.

 

  • Fusina

    Amen to this. Fundy-Mum invited the family over for Easter Dinner. Figured I would accept, so that she can see the kids. Not looking forward to this, and my tongue is always really sore after visiting…In some ways, I’d rather go to a funeral.

  • Worthless Beast

    While I persist, perhaps foolishly, to hope that there’s something more to life than death, I always tend to feel really peaceful after I take a stroll in the cemetery across the street. This is because all those tombstones serve as a reminder that no matter how strong, how smart or how good people think they are, or how “successful,” everyone who thinks they’re “better” have the same fate as all those that they think of as “lesser.” If there’s anything beyond, we don’t really know what it will entail for each of us until we get there and if “all is darkness,” well, it’s just as much darkness in the end for the one who “embraces” it as it is for the one who “tells themselves fairy tales,” to cope with life – so be not proud.
    The humbling aspect of death is perhaps the one thing about it I consistently respect.

  • DStecks

    My favourite Easter passage is actually in 1 Corinthians, specifically chapter 15. It’s perhaps the definitive Bible passage on Christ’s resurrection, and the final word on resurrection as Christian belief.


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