Daily Archives: June 18, 2012

When Death is a Gain: A Tribute to Jerri Flores

Death.  It’s such a foreboding word.  A cold word.  A frightening word.  When someone says, She died.”  We almost always react with surprise. Even when the person has been sick a long time.  Or even when they are aged. 

I received such a call last week regarding my friend Jerri Flores.  Her daughter, Joy McKay, called to say, “Mom died today.”  It was not unexpected.  She was one month short of 93.  I was honored by the family to officiate her memorial service.  The theme of my sermon was “To Die is Gain.”  My text Philippians 1:21. “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”  Continue reading


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