November 23, 2014
Matthew 25:31-46
Ephesians 1:15-23
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 100

To The Father's House



from the book
The Word Is Life
An Anthology Of Funeral Meditations


James McKarns
Anthology



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The first scripture reading we heard today was written by Paul and sent, in the form of a letter, to the people who lived in Corinth, Greece. Paul says our lives on this earth are similar to living in a tent.
The gospel was written later, by the apostle John. He describes life beyond this earth, as living in the Father's house - quoting the words of Jesus. I think these two brief readings give a graphic picture of how we human beings are to view life in its entirety.
Here, on this earth, we are the tent people. A tent is not built but pitched, because it is meant to be only temporary. In these tent--days of our lives we stay but a brief time and then journey on. We are called pilgrim people rather than settlers. If we conceive of earthly life as being anything other than temporary, we deceive ourselves.
The number of days allotted to the...

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