MONROVIA – A Liberian prelate and career journalist, Pastor Olando Testimony Zeongar, through a poem recently written by him, has revealed how he wants his remains to be interred after his death.
Pastor Testimony, the General Overseer of the Pentecostal church, Lambs of Christ Ministries, a writer and editor, who has plied the journalism career for over two decades, in a poem titled: “When I Die,” disclosed that he should be buried the same day he dies.
The clergyman and journalist, who is sine, healthy and currently shows no sign of any form of ailment, wrote in the poem that following his demise, he wants his corpse to be wrapped in white linen cloth and placed in a grave beneath the ground.
He penned that there would be no need for any form of mourning when he dies, noting that it would be a shame to do so, as he used as his reliance the biblical quotations regarding death being appointed, and being born naked into the world and departing naked as well.
He warned that following his demise, there should not be what he termed attention-grabbing and money-spending spectacles such as the purchasing of an expensive coffin, wake-keeping, funeral service, or tributes exuded in flattery.
In his masterpiece of a literary work the poem “When I Die,” Pastor Testimony laid strong emphasis on those who currently care less about him and others who do not want to have anything to do with him while he’s alive, to dare not do so after he dies.
He instructed that when he dies; those who plan on lavishing cash on funeral-related expenditures and others who may wish to travel miles from overseas for his burial will have no reason to do so, as there will absolutely be no need for such individuals to neither shed tears nor spend a dime on a dead man.
The cleric and veteran journalist further wrote via the poem that whilst he’s alive and is undeservingly faced with the cruelties of life, now was the time for those who care about him to lavish their care and concern on him and not when he passes on to the great beyond, adding that when he dies; nothing anyone says or do will matter to him anymore.
“For how you treat me now as we all cohabit this world that is not our home, is to me far more greater,” Pastor Testimony wrote, indicating; “When I die; it ends my worldly toils, sorrows, setbacks, woes, misfortunes, grief, pains, frustrations and disappointments.”