What will people say about you when you die?

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This weekend Denise and I will attend (not officiate) the memorial service for our next door neighbor Mimi. We have lived next to her and Ted for almost 15 years. They have been wonderful neighbors to us, our kids, and our grandkids.

Mimi passed away recently from a “brief but valiant fight with dementia.” Ted lights up as he talks with us about his wife. OK, in truth, he primarily talks with Denise, because she and Ted have bonded over projects around the yard.

I cook. Denise mows the lawn. Don’t judge me.

Anyway, I digress…

Ted cries as he remembers Mimi.  Ted goes on and on about how much he loves her.

The last line of her obituary reads: “We will forever miss this loving lady, who always had a kind word and an affectionate smile for all.”

Do you ever wonder what people will say about you and I when we die?

Better yet, do you ever wonder what people are saying about you and I even now, while we are alive?

I’d like to live a long good life like Mimi, and have people say things like “that John always had a kind word, and an affectionate smile for all.”

Yah, I’d like that.

I would also like to hear: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

I’m looking forward to hearing that a lot. Hope you are too.

Grace & Peace,

Pastor John