"No Crying at my Funeral?" Why not?

By Paul Dion, STL (18A)

This week we have an interesting story about Jesus at the early part of his public life.

Listen to this description: "When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself." (Matthew, 14;13) Does this make you think of another time when Jesus was touched by the death of a person close to Him? Remember when Jesus went to Bethany to see his dear friend Lazarus? As He stood by the tomb, the evangelist, John, says, "Jesus wept." (John 11: 35)

If Jesus could be moved by the death of his loved ones, how can dare to have a blog entitled, "No Crying at my Funeral?"

Do you cry at funerals? If so, why do you? Should you cry or not?
Post your thoughts below. Tell us your stories.

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  1. I have... Crying is a function of loss... i suppose it can be a function of joy also, but at funerals it is mostly loss...

  2. Anonymous10:58 AM

    with a narrow outlook,only percieving my lil world of I, my, and me, I have cried barrels of tears--I pass lil buddies on the side of the road and I at times get the`ol egg n da throat`!! Ok! now that my impression of being a hard-calloused ol tart is taken care of!! Death is the flip side of Life,everything alive is and will die,born=die,!! I usually thank our Lord for relieving the deceased from having to pay taxes,rent,and the high/low prices of gas!!!!

  3. for me it is ok to mourn for losing someone dear to you, but at least we have to move on and be happy also that he has a chance to meet our LORD almighty. it might be somtime that we can forget the pain we are into but in a long run we will have the good memories of the one we loved.. we just pray for his soul tha t he will be our redeemer.