A good name is better than fine perfume,
and the day of death better than the day of birth
It is better to go to a house of mourning
than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of every man;
the living should take this to heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:1 - 2
The potential of experiencing the mourning of losing a loved one shakes my heart to its foundation. Am I founded on the hope of tomorrow or on Christ in me, the hope of glory? Truly, it is better to go to the house of mourning.