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Bob's Eulogy

Joe's brother Bob passed away. Bob had a bad reputation in the community and Joe’s reputation wasn’t much better. Bob was a hooligan, and everyone knew it. Joe couldn't stand for the last words being said over his brother to be unkind and uncomplimentary.

As Joe prepared for the funeral, he decided it would be worth $5000 to hear that Bob was a saint.

Joe approached the community priest and asked if he would preach the funeral. He promised to pay $5000, but the priest must say that Bob was a saint during the eulogy. The priest immediately rejected the offer and said he could only preach the truth.

Joe approached the Rabbi with the same proposal, but the Rabbi quoted the same scriptural logic.

He then approached the preacher at the local church in desperation and requested the same thing. The preacher asked for time to think about it. The next day he called Joe and said he would be happy to do it, and the sooner he received the check, the sooner he could get down to planning the funeral. Joe rushed the check over immediately, and they set the date for the funeral. Joe was proud of what he had done to honor his brother.

As the funeral ended, the minister said the words he agreed to as follows: "We all know that Bob was a hooligan…but compared to his brother Joe, Bob was a saint." [Blind Spot]


What will be said when it ends for me?” The eulogy is about daily life and leaving a legacy for others to remember us by.

We all play roles in life and offer an experience to all those we meet. We are families, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren. We are coworkers, neighbors, employers, and employees. We find ourselves in countless relationships.

We are writing the script that will be used when they talk about us, and I don’t want to be a saint because someone else was worse. [Blind Spot]

What do you want to say about yourself? What do you want others, including our Lord and Savior, to say about you?

Watch for the blind spots.

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