Tuesday, February 07, 2006
mary unburdens herself
I Give You Exhibit “A”
I was asked to give the closing prayer in sacrament meeting this last Sunday. After I sat down I started to question a word I used in my prayer, then quickly dismissed the thought, thinking that if it were a mistake to use the word someone would have told me. And no one told me.
The phrase I used was something to the effect of: “please help us exonerate the Savior by being…etc., etc.,”
Oohhhh! I’m sorry.
The correct answer is: What is EXEMPLIFY? E-x-e-m-p-l-i-f-y.
Then today, and this is so not a coincidence mind you, I’m reading an article for work which used “exonerate” in its correct context, and I could not stop laughing. My boss commented that the article was not intended to be humorous. And then I explained myself and the unfortunate events of last Sunday.
At the podium, people! Misnomer AMPLIFIED by temperamental microphone!
I heard the Bishop’s “Amen” afterward. Bishop! Are you sure about that? Do you agree with me, that we need to “relieve” the Savior “of his responsibilities or obligations”*** by…etc., etc.,?! No. I don’t think so. No “Amen” for you.
You better believe that ravenous fasters were spitting out their 3 p.m. dinners as they recounted Mary, The Exonerator, in between bites.
Ah well. These things keep me fumble.
***Webster's Ninth Ed.
and, i love you even more!
Now, when I had to give a talk on the sacrament, i think last summer, at the end i kept saying 'sacramite' instead of 'sacrament'. even when i concentrated. it was awful.
Cicada: Word up! I'm the same exact stinkin' way! Perhaps it's the off-the-cuff, impromptu, guided by the Spirit, but if I were really in-tune I'd know what to say, kind of pressure I place on myself when publically communing with Deity!
Kim: I love you so much. You just always know what to say to make me feel normal again. Not one judgy bone in that fabulous body of yours. And, yes, I love how in our church, if there's more than 5 second of silence, we conclude that someone is choking up at what they're about to say.
Could have been much, much worse.
no mercy, these people. none.
We are big nerds.
This comes from the use of two differeny words in my "endearing name" vocab: Sweetface and Sweetheart. One day I got confused halfway through.
Thank you, dear sister, for sharing this personal historical nugget with the universe. Cuddles!
Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]
Subscribe to Posts [Atom]