The following article is by Dr. Scott Morris, founder and executive director of the Church Health Center in Memphis, Tennessee, and associate paster at St. John's United Methodist Church.

RECENTLY, A WOMAN I BARELY KNOW called me about her friend Laura, who was near death. The woman told me that Laura would like me to officiate at her funeral when she passed. Even though Laura and I had never met, I'm grateful that I said yes.

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