The search for wisdom

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BIBLE READINGS:

  • Ecclesiastes 6:7 - 8:1
  • Colossians 1:24 - 2:7

There are good funerals and bad funerals — some that give space for grief, and some that squash it. The Teacher tells us that the search for wisdom culminates in a good funeral: the wise person lets death teach her that even wisdom has its limits. In the face of the reality of the death that awaits us all, how can we let funerals teach us to live lives of serious joy?