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By Leon Kauffman
Elder, Condon Community Church 

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die

 


Maybe I have a weird sense of humor but an old bluegrass song with the title “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven, But Nobody Wants to Die” came to my mind as this pandemic was starting to really hit here in the United States. The last part of that for sure rings true in the times we’re in.

At least as far as I can tell, the author of the song is unknown. We cannot ask about their intended meaning for the song, but like art does, the song can get us to think about it.

Although the title generally does ring true, it is a bit exaggerated. There are those who would outwardly say they do no...



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