I’d like to give a shout-out this week to the Chen family in China who bought up a plot of land and built graves for 23 of their relatives who have yet to pass on. In China, it is very difficult for 老百姓 (common folk) to get a burial plot, and they must be rented from the government. However, this family is using their ability to have grand graves as a way to demonstrate their prestige, and also demonstrates the Chinese reverence for honoring the dead. It is also salient to the concept of the Cult of the Saints within Christianity, having a beautiful, tangible, and visitable location in which to honor the dead.


via The Epoch Times


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