The epitaph is read at a funeral honoring the deceased. It is a summary of life accomplishments for someone who has gone to the afterlife. It’s interesting to compare the things we think are important in our life with the things that typically make it into the speech. You see you may care a lot about the size of your pay check, home or car. You may care how many letters are after your name to distinguish you from others. You may care if people think you are attractive or if they talk behind your back. Yet the only thing that matters in this important speech is what people you knew think about you. You may think a legacy comes from wealth and influence. But from this thinking comes the fault of man. You see the people who care enough to stand before others and honor your memory won’t remember any of that. No one will be swayed to say something nice because of a memento you left them. People will talk from the heart about their relationship with you. While it may matter to you that you are a doctor, your “father” title is much more important. While it may matter to you that you lived in an influent area, your involvement the community matters more. You see people get caught up chasing the things that are fleeting in this life. While it’s noble to leave security to the ones you love, it’s important to give your time while you are still around. Nothing acquired will follow you into the beyond.