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Reading the Obits

Earlier this month I read an unusual book: Obit: Inspiring Stories of Ordinary People Who Led Extraordinary Lives.

The author of the book is a journalist named Jim Sheeler.

Here is what he says about why he has made a career of writing obituaries:

"When I began writing obituaries, my goal was to write about people whose names had never appeared in the newspaper, to find the stories that had never been told - and, just as important, the lessons they left behind.

When interviewing friends and relatives, one of the questions I always ask is, 'What did you learn from this person's life?'

It's a question that rarely elicits a quick response - which is understandable.

Try to answer it yourself: what did you learn from your (wife, husband, mother, father, sister, best friend ... ).

The answers are always different, and they're rarely concise. Some of those answers are revealed in the obituaries I've included in this book; many more are only hinted at, deep inside the story.

For me, the answer is simple: these people teach me how to live."

Again, these are the words of Jim Sheeler.

One of the best parts of being a pastor is getting to know the people of Our Saviour's.

They teach me how to live ....... by faith in Jesus Christ.


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