I've had several opportunities to give life-sketches at funerals in my life. The experience of writing and sharing these life-sketches is a very spiritual one. And yet I have been torn on 2 things I experienced in writing them:
1. Individuals have stories of goodness in areas of their lives
2. Individuals also have voids of goodness in areas of their lives
I wanted to share stories of goodness in areas of life that mattered most. But sometimes there was no such evidence.
I took inventory of my life and thought what might be said in my life-sketch. Would they find it difficult to say I put God 1st in my life? Could they say I was a man of sound character? Would there be heart-felt stories of me loving & serving & being generous? Could they laugh at good memories made?
Years ago I wrote those above questions in my scriptures. And since had them framed in my home. 2016 is now upon us and I hope it's not my year to meet my maker. But when the time comes for my life-sketch to be given, I hope there are no voids of goodness in any areas of my life.