I went to a "memorial celebration" this past Saturday.
A man was fondly remembered by his family and friends for a life in which he impacted many.
At the point where the preacher would usually deliver a message to the attenders, the pastor in charge of the service stood up and said he would be doing no preaching that day. He relayed some wisdom his father had given him:
"You preach your own funeral."
We are all living this life ahead of identical moments, moments where our family and friends will gather to simultaneously mourn our loss and, hopefully, celebrate our life.
We will preach our own funerals.
What do you want the message to be at yours?