To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. (Thomas Campbell, 18th-19th century Scottish poet).

At funeral visitation and services, we often hear or say, “He/She will never be forgotten.”

Sometimes we think, “I’ll never forget —-.” Our memories are short, aren’t they? But we treasure the memories of those unique people who greatly influenced us in some manner. It’s a legacy that can encourage and challenge. That’s how we should try to affect our friends.

Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith (Hebrew 11:4).