I attended a funeral service with a Methodist pastor directing, and a few things he said kind of struck me funny.
He was saying that the deceased person is always right there with us. Heaven is really the air surrounding us. And when we felt their spirit close by us, we can rest in comfort knowing they are with us.
And, although after the full hour of service, not one person that spoke mentioned the deceased's relationship with God or love for God or faith, etc... the pastor firmly said that the person is definitely in heaven (although he seemed to barely know anything about her).
What do you guys think of this? Thanks!