November 28, 2012

Keep Your Fork!

After an elderly woman died, her family complied with an intriguing instruction she had left for her burial. As mourners passed by the casket, discovering a fork in the woman's right hand, they looked questioningly toward her family members. They just smiled knowingly.
Finally, during the funeral service, all became clear.  "When you eat a meal at someone's house," said the pastor, "as they clear the table, they often say 'Keep your fork' It means something more is coming- dessert! - surely the best part of the meal."
The pastor concluded, "Our dear friend knew, as her earthly life ended, that the best was yet to come. She wanted you to know that, too, so she insisted on keeping her fork."
-from a Church Newsletter/Author Unknown