My mother used to always say that you never see a Brinks truck following a hearse. I always thought that was a bit of New York Italian folk wisdom -- that is, until Randy Travis wrote his Country and Western song, “Brinks Truck,” about fifteen years ago. He added that you don’t need a wallet when you leave the earth. That’ll be nice, not having to worry about carrying a wallet around all the time!
It is sad what can happen when a loved one leaves the earth. It’s sad to lose a loved one, of course. But what is really much sadder is when a family breaks apart, fighting over the inheritance. Just like that “someone in the crowd” who asked Jesus to tell his brother to share the inheritance with him.
It can get ugly. Lawyers get drug into it. People are left with bitterness and resentments. Is it worth it? Is it really that important?
That man loved “stuff” more than he…