People who strive to be good and righteous will always be remembered with fondness. When people like this leave the earth, they will be cherished for many years to come. But the memory of people who have lived their lives hurting people, will never be a good one. These people will not be sorely missed. If anything, people will be glad that such people are gone.
And we pray:
Dear God, I pray that I will always be kind in my ways to everyone around me. I desire that when I leave this Earth, I will be remembered for being someone who expressed Your Love – not someone who inflicted pain on others. May I be known for being peaceful and loving and always ready to help, LORD. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.