“So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God” (Romans 14:13).
The chase to get ahead finds many padding their resume; exaggerating and/or falsifying their academic and professional achievements to gain a position. A resume reflects a person’s ambitious side—the desire to build, create, win, and have status. Knowing that, ultimately, only One opinion matters in the evaluation of our life, we do well to pursue those virtues and qualities that make for a good obituary. Having performed over 400 funeral services, from paupers to CEO’s, two observations have emerged—all end up in the same size grave and, secondly, graveside conversations regarding the deceased reflect upon the type of person they were, not the titles they held.