A Preview of Eternity So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.’ (Luke 16:26) Funerals are sober reminders of our own mortality. They have a way of quietly bringing us face-to-face with the fact that one day we will die. Death is a patient and perpetual enemy that reduces all our arguments about life down to one......