Epitaphs and Eulogies

I’ve always enjoyed hearing about people’s last words and tombstone engravings. “Read More” to see my thoughts on how I’d like to be remembered.

I’ve been thinking recently about how important understanding is, versus “mere” knowledge. On my headstone, I think I would want my epitaph to simply state:

He Understood.

Or, as Stephen Covey put it, what I would have men say of me at my funeral:

Yes, he knew more than most
But more importantly,
He understood even more than he knew
And greater yet
He loved beyond all understanding

I don’t even know if such is possible, but that is how I would like to be known and remembered.