People generally don’t like to think about death, so funerals also give us a chance to reflect on our own mortality. Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
Now while some might have managed to evade the taxman, statistically one out of every one of us dies. There is nothing more certain than death, nothing more uncertain than the time of dying. You must therefore be prepared at all times for that which may come at any time.