I once lived in a community where a certain Methodist preacher preached more funerals than one could possibly believe. Methodists as well as others. One day I heard a local citizen say that he wanted him to preach his funeral. When asked why, he replied, “Well, I have never heard him lose a case yet.

I guess this would be quite comforting, but the real question is whether the Lord will honor the preacher’s judgment—I don’t think He will!

This reminds me of a story I heard about a preacher who, at a funeral, was eulognzing the dead: said he, “He was an outstanding citizen, a dedicated Christian, a loving husband, and a wonderful father.” The dead man’s widow, sitting on the front seat, said to one of her sons, “Go look in that casket and see if it’s your pappy!”

Palm Springs Drive Bulletin