Monday, May 5, 2014
"If you read the red letters, Jesus really liked children.
That's why I've decided never to grow up."
"Adultery is also the sin of growing old."
"Here is a secret I never have told...Maybe you'll understand why...
I believe if I refuse to grow old I can stay young til I die."
Irene Ryan in Stephen Schwartz's Pippin
(Original Cast Album)
I just got a letter from something called the Neptune Society.
It invited me to make "pre-need cremation plans" because "deaths happen before you have had a chance to put plans in place."
Guys in my business often say, "People die without consulting your calendar."
If you think that's a little crude, getta load of this.
There was a card enclosed for me to fill out to enter a contest to "WIN A PRE-PAID CREMATION! Return this completed card today to be entered...Last Month's Winner: Gary Gene Johnson."
With baby boomers bitin' the dust with increasing frequency, I didn't think the burying business was hurting.
I guess I thought wrong.
Pretty soon burying ads will rival ED ads.
Maybe there's a connection.
I guess I'm just so busy living that I haven't thought that much about dying.
Well, actually, I thought about that a long time ago; like when I invited Jesus into my heart as Lord and Savior.
Ever since doing that and trusting the afterlife is even better than this one, I haven't been that bothered about the timing.
I just assume the best is yet to come and that encourages/allows/affords/enables me to really get into this one that He called "good" from the start.
That's the best "pre-planning" that I've ever heard about and then experienced.
If you know where you're going, it takes the stress out of the ride.
Because dying is the preface to living again, dying doesn't get in the way of living; unless, of course, again, you're so concerned about dying that it cuts into your living.
No wonder He keeps saying, "Choose life!"
It beats the hell out of dying.
Blessings and Love!