some time and from embarrassment.
1. let me save you some time. If you are ever asked to read at a Catholic funeral, do not spend your time trying to pick out a scripture that has a good message and would honor the person at their funeral. You probably won't be allowed to read it anyway. Scripture can only be read if it's approved for funerals. I for one did not know of this rule, though I did have a strong feeling that this might happen, I studied, researched, and listened to God anyway, only to be stomped on because apparently scripture about how great God is and how if we are strong in Him that nothing we come against can beat us is not approved. Don't waste your time. I can say that I could never in a million years hear Pastor J say "sorry, that's not approved scripture for a funeral, here's a list of what is approved". All I can say is "are you kidding me??"
2. In case you happen to be related to people who are Catholic and are part of the "Basilian Order" that's Basilian - like a lot of money, I am sure you have heard me say that, NOT "Brazilian Order" like all the priests in Brazil (And don't say "Oh, I have a friend from Brazil" - you will be completely stomped on). Apparently, I am THE dumbest person in my family because I thought Basil was something you cooked with, not a guy who was named a Saint. And PARDON me for not knowing all the saints by heart, and besides, I have a hard enough time remembering the guys in the bible, let alone some guys that they make saints for crying outloud. So in case this ever comes up and someone talks about it, consider yourself educated. You can google it if you need more info.
Apparently, all you praying for me, God didn't hear the wisdom part or maybe He did, I don't know because apparently, I am the DUMBEST person. And for those of you who know me, you know how HIGH strung I am, do you know how many times I had to say "be the light, be the light" and sing "let it rise" tonight????
AND one final thought, in case you were worried about all those babies who die before they are baptized, the new Pope has decided those babies now go to heaven instead of hanging around in limbo until someone prays them into heaven. Now, can someone PLEASE explain to me, and I am being totally serious here, why anyone would follow a God who would leave innocent babies hanging around in limbo land, what if no one prayed for them. I don't get that. I just don't get it. Those babies go to meet Jesus early, my mom, now my Gram, my aunt dee, sara's g-ma's & g-pa's rock them. right?
I had a rough day, but Jesus was with me. AND He had His hand over my mouth, a lot. Today was only 4 hours, tomorrow is 8. He might need duct tape. Don't stop praying.