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Topic: The Family Reunion (06/05/08)
TITLE: Who's the Judge?
By judy furniss
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When I sat down with a pen and paper, my hand froze. I didnít know where to start, or who to invite. Should I invite everyone in the blood line, or just a select few? The responsibility of creating a list of this magnitude brought on unexpected emotions of anxiety. I sure didnít want to leave anyone out.
I decided to start the list with my immediate family, and then move on to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. After that, Iíd do the same for my husbandís side.
Then I ran into a major dilemma. Did I want to notify the members who were no longer in the family? After all, thereís Uncle Pete and Aunt Millie, who got a divorce, and started new families. Are they still a part of this family? And then, thereís Uncle Ted, whoís an alcoholic, and becomes belligerent if heís had too much wine. What about Cousin Leah? I just donít care to be in the same room with her, or her sister, Betty. I became frustrated and decided to go to the King and explain my dilemma.
ďSir,Ē I said when I entered his presence. ďIíve been working on a guest list for the family reunion, but I really donít know who's names should be put on the list,Ē I said.
ďI didnít ask you to create the guest list, Martha. Thatís my job. I only wanted you to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.Ē
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