I have learned quite a bit about death and funerals here, culturally speaking since our house help has had several family members die in a short period of time. Part of this is the financial side of putting loved ones to rest and also the logistics. Things are handled much differently here than in the USA. This morning as I was walking down the road I saw an older Toyota Corolla, like the taxi’s, with the back hatch open and part of a coffin hanging out the back with bungee cords strapped around it. As I got closer to the car, I noticed 4 men – 2 men in front and 2 in the back with the back seat removed. The men in the back could barely fit and were teetering out the window. I was so humbled by watching them as they tried to do the best they could with what they had to lay their loved one to rest.
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There is so much to learn from other cultures. We learn how blessed we are, and how good God has been to us. MayGod keep all of us humble and filled with gratitude for all He has done.