I buried my 97 year old Mother today. 400 people packed into the small Church she attended for the visitation and service.
Over at Nate’s Blog, much has been discussed about the negative aspects of religion. I tend to agree with many of the comments over there. As with most things, there are exceptions to every rule.
My Mother lived her faith. She showed love to every one she met. She walked her talk. Judging others was not part of her character. People in her small farming community feel she set the bar for how to treat your fellow man.
Was today’s service about religion ? Not really. It was about a person who sensibly took the good parts of her religion and lived them to the best of her ability. . What they did see was how a person with deep religious convictions could live an exemplary life that people from any faith or no faith at all could aspire to.
You will be sorely missed Mom. I love you !