Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount lays the foundation for such a legacy:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3-10 NIV

Whether in our government, in Hollywood, in our workplace, or in our home, we best honor the fallen with a message of hope, grace, unity, and love.