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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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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, I’d do the same for my husband’s side.
Then I ran into a major dilemma. Did I want to notify the members who were no longer in the family? After all, there’s Uncle Pete and Aunt Millie, who got a divorce, and started new families. Are they still a part of this family? And then, there’s Uncle Ted, who’s an alcoholic, and becomes belligerent if he’s had too much wine. What about Cousin Leah? I just don’t 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.
“Sir,” I said when I entered his presence. “I’ve been working on a guest list for the family reunion, but I really don’t know who's names should be put on the list,” I said.
“I didn’t ask you to create the guest list, Martha. That’s my job. I only wanted you to attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.”
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