cemetery remains a "quiet place" where, in the solitude of your
thoughts, you can speak to Jesus and also in a way communicate with
the family member or friend for whom you are praying. Your prayer
is that that person has joined Jesus. The cemetery is the final
resting place of your loved one's mortal remains, but your faith
should have proven to you it is not where that loved one is. The
cemetery does become a psychological link to that person, as it
gives you a location that is more tangible for your meditation and
often requires privacy, and a cemetery can be a suitable place to
be alone with your thoughts and your prayers, focused because of
where you are and the realities that a cemetery presents to us.
It helps us focus on the fleeting nature of our time on this earth,
and points us to the eternal, toward which we are all moving. A
cemetery can be a good place for us to be stirred once again to
seek a closer union with the Lord, and to put our own lives in perspective.
AND REGULATIONS FOR BETHANY CEMETERY