Homegoing celebrations are when followers of Christ choose to commemorate the passing of loved ones. Death should never be a sad occasion for a believer because we know that “being away from the body is to be at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8) is better than any day we could ever have on Earth. But is there ever a time when a funeral is a more approriate option? When I hear of people dying unfortunate and untimely deaths I often wonder if a somber funeral is more necessary than a homegoing celebration. Death is sad for those left behind but the person’s spirit is in a recurring state of happiness. Therefore a funeral full of grief-stricken individuals appears to be more commonplace than a celebration of life. If there was a way for us to focus more on the eternity of the deceased than on our temporal sadness we could effectively overcome our grief, whenever it occurs.