My Funeral Plan

I just saw an ad on the telly for a funeral plan: “Just a couple of dollars a week…”

Here’s my funeral plan.

Put me in a box.
Put me in a hole.
(Don’t burn me!)
Sing a few hymns.
Pray for my soul.
(Don’t mourn me.)

About Schütz

I am a PhD candidate & sessional academic at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia. After almost 10 years in ministry as a Lutheran pastor, I was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. I worked for the Archdiocese of Melbourne for 18 years in Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. I have been editor of Gesher for the Council of Christians & Jews and am guest editor of the historical journal “Footprints”. I have a passion for pilgrimage and pioneered the MacKillop Woods Way.
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7 Responses to My Funeral Plan

  1. Matthias says:

    Was it not Churchill who said of an enemy ” embalm,bury and cremate him-take no chances”

  2. Matthias says:

    I am a organ donor -being a nurse i have seen the second chance that people have got after a corneal graft and kidney transplant. I would like to be buried at sea,probaly the Yarra is as far as I would get-not my problem then. LOL

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