We have been unusually busy at the funeral home for the past few days and I have not been paying much attention to the news, but kept hearing references to the story referenced below.
This may not come as much of a surprise to you, but I think segments of our society are really messed up…priorities are way out of alignment…(yes, and I suppose it would be appropriate for me to, at this point, label myself an occasional hypocrite)…chapters playing out of The Fall of The Roman Empire.
Caleb nails it here: When We Don’t Give a Pause: Javon Belcher and the NFL
The “meat” of the article is towards the end and Caleb describes situations that I find myself dealing with more and more regularly…there is a rising number of people who will try to “fit” a funeral for a loved one around their existing schedule. A couple of years ago, a sibling of someone who took over arranging the funeral for their mother confided in me that her sister was a big fan of American Idol and made sure that their mother’s visitation did not conflict with her watching the show.
In days gone by… and still often times today…people put their lives on hold for a couple of days to honor, remember and say goodbye to their loved ones.
Is that too much to ask?