I once attended a funeral of a person who did not die of natural causes.
Unfortunately, the family had to ride out the roughest of roads of addiction until it finally overtook the body.
It’s easy, and tempting, to judge. For all I know, there might be many who walk by my casket someday and judge my life.
But that’s not what funerals are about.
There were many who attended who spoke of the dedication and giving nature of the deceased.
The family pictures in the funeral parlor belayed such severe problems. They spoke of life, service and love.
The pictures in my heart weren’t so accurate.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Judging others for the way they died can close the portals to the way they lived. If anything, it’s judgment that needs to die.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Matthew 7:1-3 KJV