What is the difference between being alive or dead in a spiritual sense?
Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.” But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”
Jesus can see who is alive and who dead among the breathing. Can we also come to understand this? Is it something beyond intellectual effort but something you know by the Spirit? As we hope to be able to bring to life the dead and be alive ourselves, how do we know?
Also would I be mislead to think that leaving the dead to buy the dead would cause the dead to hunger for the life when no one at the funeral has the Word to speak over them? As in leaving the question to those gathered, “Where is the love?”.