August 17 2015

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, August 17, 2015

Why are funerals important?  Funerals meet basic human needs.  As Thomas G. Long, a preacher, professor and author, said:

“What I discovered is that the basic human need when somebody dies is that (that) person must be taken – and fairly quickly – from the living, from where they died, to the place of disposition.  No human society has allowed the dead to remain among the living.  No human society has ever done this in a perfunctory way, as if they were taking out the trash.”

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