Sensei says funerals are not really for the dead. “They are for those left behind. The dead are long gone by the time a funeral is held.”
It’s necessary for me spiritually as both a witness and a testimony to comment on my son’s private funeral. The ceremony which I was not invited to attend and the public memorial service which I was advised it better for all concerned if I not attend.
2 Corinthians 2:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
Matthew 8:22 King James Version (KJV)
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.