Not long after I resigned as pastor of a small community church, the phone rang. "Is the reverend there?" a man asked.
I explained that I was a minister, though not the current pastor.
"You’ll do," he said. The man wanted to know which Scripture verses applied to funeral services.
I gave him several references, and he jotted them down.
"What about the ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’ part?" he asked.
I read it to him slowly. Then, intending to offer him some sympathy, I inquired, "And who is the deceased?"
"My daughter’s rabbit," he replied.