Like It’s Your Last

"Keep this carefully in mind: you are not to prepare your defense, because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resist or contradict" 

Luke 21:14-15
Malachi 3:19-20; Psalm 98:5-9; II Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19

In the 1994 film, “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” the humor present in the first three weddings is absent when death comes to one of the characters in the fourth — a man who loved life. At the funeral service, W.H. Auden’s sad poem, “Funeral Blues,” is read. And the scene is filled with an overwhelming sense of heartbreak. Here follows a portion of the reading from “Funeral Blues”:

He was my North, my South, my East, and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought love would last forever, but I was wrong.

Overwhelmingly sad though those lines may be, they too are wrong. By the Resurrection Power of…

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