The past will cost
“Their bodies were brought back to Shechem and placed in the tomb that Abraham had bought from the sons of Hamor at Shechem for a certain sum of money.”
Shechem was a very important Biblical site. It was the place where Abraham received the promise of blessing.
Whatever you bury will cost you.
If you carry the body to the grave it will cost you the pain of deaths final realisation that life will never be the same again.
If you have a place where you honour your past and those who have gone before you it will cost you the pride of the present achievement.
If you come back to the beginning it will cost you the advancing into new future experiences.
I’m speaking of spiritual funerals. I’m thinking of lessons from the past. I’m thinking of the very real need to let go but not forget. Honour the living learn from the dead. I’m thinking about going back to the promises of old. To revisit isn’t wrong.
But all of this will cost you.
It is worth the cost.