I attended a Funeral Service of a twenty-one year-old who was shot in the head from a drug deal gone sour and I could not believe what came out of one of the person's mouth when she said a few words which were, "
Having your say and having your way, pre-plan!
First, I want to thank you for opening my eyes to reality in regards to pre-planning for something that none of us have a choice over, which is death. WE ALL HAVE TO DIE ONE DAY!
I'm forty six years and after attending the fourth funeral service of one of my son’s friends under twenty-years-old. Once again crying myself, I’m seeing him and all his friends cry and seeing the mother, like other single mothers crying – and like the others, monies had to be taken up at the Funeral Service.
I went and got a Life Insurance Policy on my three sons.
I'm a single parent but I realized I always buy what I want some kind of way, and likewise I need to also buy what I need. My three sons all under twenty three are out there involved in the gang life, smoking weed, not working and not even trying to find a job. Their father is in prison for life, which I think has a lot to do with their situation, but after seeing all the killings of our young Black males by other young Black males I cried, prayed and talked to them all and told them what I was going to do and I did it. The Insurance Agent came to my home and I made all my three sons sit and watch and understand what I was doing. They were quiet and surprised as one of my sons asked me why I was doing this, which I had no problems telling them.
I also was surprised that the Life Insurance Policy I pay monthly for all of them is under forty dollars a month. I pay more in that monthly buying things I really don't need.
I don't want anything to happen to any of my sons, but if something does happen I can at least bury them and won't have to beg other family members and friends for money to bury them.
Thanks Bishop for keeping it real and know Cleveland loves you.
I heard you on a radio talk show discuss "Untimley Death," and it really got me to thinking and seeing life a little differently. In the last several weeks, not months I've seen so many young people die an untimely death. You simply put it that untimely death is "death catching one off guard, pre-mature death, and unexpected death." What I liked most as you talked was when you used Scripture passages to back up everything you said.
I attended a Funeral Service of a twenty-one year-old who was shot in the head from a drug deal gone sour and I could not believe what came out of one of the person's mouth when she said a few words which were, "The Lord called him, and he answered." I leaned over to my wife and said, "She just lied on God," and I quoted to my wife that same scripture passage you quoted on the radio show, Proverbs 19:3 "Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the Lord." If that young man was not selling drugs and involved in the street and gang life style, I know his death would not have happened like that. His death was as you would say, "Untimely" but in reality "Expected." His single mother had no money and an offering was lifted to cover the funeral expenses.
Just wanted to share this experience I had with you bishop.
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