Hook, Line, and Sinker

Hook, Line, and Sinker

Scripture Reading: Jesus Calls the First Disciples

Yesterday, I attended a memorial service for a friend of our family who I’ve known all my life, and it gave me pause to reflect. There’s that old adage of, course, and I’m saying it again maybe for the third or fourth time in your presence, be good to your pastor so he or she will say nice things about you at your funeral. There’s some truth to that. Say nice things. As I was thinking about that old adage, and thinking about attending a funeral as I was writing my sermon this week, I thought, well, what about pastors? Who’s going to say nice things in my funeral about me? I’m guessing it will be a pastor that that’s known me. Who are we supposed to be nice to so that they will say nice things about us at our funerals?