The death of a Christian, a child of God, has recently been turned into a celebration, a home-coming, a grand coronation. All of these are ultimately true of that one who dies in faith – but what of the grief and mourning appropriate to the loss of a loved one? Have we gone too far in our expressions of joy to ultimately deny the reality of loss? What does the world see in our funerals: love for one another, or an excited good riddance? We don’t weep like those who have no hope. But Christians weep nonetheless.