Funeral

My friend buried her son today.  Words cannot express how sad the day was.  I was in charge of the kitchen at the fire hall for the funeral dinner.  Well over 200 were fed in a hall that seats 150.  I am exhausted, but glad I was able to help.  My quilting friends pitched right in and helped me pull it off without a hitch.

I want to share with you what this young man’s fiancee read at his funeral this morning.  It touched many there, and I thought it may touch some of you, as well.

God Will Not Ask

REMEMBER THIS:

God will not ask what kind of car you drove, but He will ask how many people you drove who did not have transportation.

God will not ask the square footage of your house, but He will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

God will not ask about the clothes you had in your closet, but He will ask how many you helped to clothe.

God will not ask what your highest salary was, but He will ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

God will not ask what your job title was, but He will ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

God will not ask how many friends you had, but He will ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

God will not ask in what neighborhood you lived, but He will ask how you treated your neighbors.

God will not ask about the color of your skin, but He will ask about the content of your character.

God will not ask about your social status, but He will ask what kind of class you displayed.

God will not ask how many material possessions you had, but He will ask if they dictated your life.

God will not ask how much overtime you worked, but He will ask if your overtime work was for yourself or for your family.

God will not ask how many promotions you received, but He will ask how you promoted others.

God will not ask what you did to help yourself, but He will ask what you did to help others.

God will not ask what you did to protect your rights, but He will ask what you did to protect the rights of others.

God will not ask you about your body type, but He will ask about the content of your character.

God will not ask how many times your deeds matched your words, but He will ask how many times they did not.

God will not ask why it took you so long to seek salvation, but He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.

~ Author Unknown ~

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. wendysquilting
    Jul 23, 2007 @ 22:13:55

    How true and how touching thank you so much for sharing her reading. I’m glad you were able to help in such a tangible way Gayle I’m sure it means so much to your friend.

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  2. Jan
    Jul 23, 2007 @ 22:40:56

    Love that! Sending you more hugs to get you through the night. Your friends are blessed to have you!!

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  3. myolivebranch
    Jul 24, 2007 @ 07:08:11

    thanks for sharing the reading. it’s a good one. glad your friends were there for you and that everything went off without a hitch in the kitchen. get some rest now.

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  4. TeresaL
    Jul 24, 2007 @ 09:55:50

    A perfect reminder of what our life focus should always be and how we should be living.

    A hug to you.

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  5. AllenQuilts
    Jul 24, 2007 @ 10:25:21

    My hugs to you, also, Gayle. I know you must be so drained right now.

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  6. KK
    Jul 24, 2007 @ 21:41:24

    Gayle – you are a good friend and a strong shoulder. Loved the reading – thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. Melissa Bryson
    Jul 24, 2007 @ 22:57:49

    I loved that reading. It definitely remindes us what really is important. Lots of love and hugs from us.

    Reply

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