The September 2000 issue of Carolina Country magazine reported the story of an
unusual funeral home in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The have installed a
drive-through viewing window. People can view the body of the deceased without
ever getting our of their cars. Of course that misses the point of funeral home
visitation. It is not just to view the body of the deceased. It is to bring
comfort and a sense of solidarity to the grieving family. But it makes the
point that we are in much too much of a hurry. We need to slow down, for our
own sake and for the sake of our friends.

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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