I’m standing in a cemetery because today, by the Grace of God, I received the blessing to choose my burial plot.
I’m honored to be at an Orthodox cemetery. I’m not afraid when I look down and look around at the beautiful life examples that have been laid to physical rest here. We can’t be afraid of death, my friends.
We do a lot of things at the time of death to cover it up. To usually unnecessary embalming, makeup, putting on jewelry, getting hair done, nails etc. We’ve always heard, “Oh look at Aunt Mary she looks so beautiful.” What is beautiful about death is that it is not an end, but the door to eternal life. Because Christ conquered death by death.
So, I’m asking you with great humility, not just telling you where I’ll be in the ‘rotting flesh’, to join me in a prayer so that when it is time, I’ll be able to rest in a blessed spot.
Remember: don’t fear death, live in Christ Jesus.