His Dear Mother-in-Law
- Sunday, May 16, 2004
George went on a vacation to the Middle East with most of his family, including his mother-in-law. During the Jerusalem leg of their vacation, George's mother-in-law died.
With death certificate in hand, George went to the American Consulate Office to make arrangements to send her remains back to the States for proper burial.
The Consul explained to George that the sending of a body back to the States for burial is very, very expensive. It could cost as much as $5,000.00.
"In most cases" he said, "the person responsible for the remains normally decides to bury the body in the city where the person died. In Jerusalem this would only cost $150.00."
George thought about this for some time, then decided: "I don't care how much it will cost to send her body back; that's what I want to do."
The Consul replied: "You must have loved your mother-in-law very much considering the price you are prepared to pay to send her to the States."
"No, it's not that," said George. "You see, I heard the story of someone who was buried here in Jerusalem many years ago. On the third day he arose from the dead! I just can't take that risk."
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