As I read and study the life of my King while He was here on this planet called earth, I realize that not one time did He ever attend a funeral. In fact, when they told Him of His friend Lazarus' death, there was no funeral, but an awakening. In fact, Jesus told Mary and Martha that their brother would rise again. "Jesus said to her, 'Your brother will rise again'. You see, there is no death around or in King Jesus. Study the scriptures, and you will see that everything around Him came alive through His Word.
If you are to follow Jesus, you must stay focused on His Word and not get caught up in this world system. Do you remember what Christ told the individual who wanted to bury his father? Read and learn: "Then He said to another, 'Follow Me'. But he said, 'Lord let me first go and bury my father'. Jesus said to him, 'Let the dead bury their dead, but you go and preach the Kingdom of God". If you say that God has called you to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom, then why are you conducting yourself like those around you? If you take a moment to view those around you, you will notice that they conduct themselves as if they have a life to live here. We should be allowing the Holy Spirit to rule in our life every day redeeming the time that we have lost while we were yet in disobedience. Read and embrace: "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil".
Your life should be a ray of hope and encouragement to everyone who comes in contact with you. Your character and integrity should speak volumes. To walk circumspectly is to step in a very cautious manner. We should watch our path to avoid contact with undesirable influences. Redeeming the time means taking advantage of opportunities for service. Keep in mind, we each have a limited amount of time while here on this planet called earth. We are to use as much time as possible to advance the kingdom on this earth. by the way, I said Kingdom, not a religion called "Christianity". Jesus preached the Kingdom, not religion. do not be deceived.
John 11:1-44 John 11:23 Ephesians 5:15-16