On November 16, 2020, Radio France International made a blunder that made people laugh, yet they questioned why such a mistake would occur. The mistake also got people thinking, “I wonder what mine would say?”

Someone made a mistake and posted close to 100 obituaries on the Radio France International website. It does not sound like a mistake until you know those people were not dead.  The obituaries included people such as Clint Eastwood, soccer legend Pele, and even Queen Elizabeth.

Within a few hours, readers let the website know of the error and the pre-written obituaries were taken down.  Later, an apology note was posted to help clear up the error.

To think that someone is writing obituaries before a person passes away might sound odd, or even morbid, but it happens each day. Each of us are writing our own obituary as we live each day. Our lives are in constant motion and people will remember our lives, no matter what the written words say.

This mistake on the Radio France International website should serve as a remind that we are writing our obituaries as we live, but also, our death in this life is certain. So, here are a few questions to think about…

  • What would your obituary say?
  • How do you want to be remembered by your family?
  • How do you want to be remembered by your friends?
  • How do you want to be remembered by those who read your obituary?

But most important, no matter who remembers you, will they remember you as a shining light for Christ? Will they remember you as a Christian?

Just some thoughts,

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