The frustration came when I opened an email regarding a funeral. The deceased had specifically asked for a certain cantor. If we are to minister to people it is THEIR needs we meet, not the needs of others. Suffice it to say an individual in a place of authority didn't "get it." Didn't want to disappoint someone else. And so I pray, "God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change…..courage to change the things I can….and the wisdom to know the difference…."
Lord, I pray, please give me a peaceful solution…and settle the frustration I feel for this family as well as for the individual(s) who are not thinking of the people who matter in this. It's almost like speaking a different language. The language of love and concern for others is universal and should never be compromised.