One for you celebrants.
US Methodist minister Talbot Davis has written an open letter to fellow pastors on his blog urging them to make a better fist of funerals. He offers lots of sound advice and concludes by urging them to use his favourite line:
“[The deceased] is more alive now than they have ever been before.”
Used at the end of a eulogy, he says, this goes down extremely well.
Tempted to try it?
(When I was a celebrant I had a favourite line. I’ll show you mine if you show me yours.)
Greetings from the Isle of Portland, buffeted but unbowed.