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  1. I do that, I only ask questions I know the answer to so I don't get surprised and I get told I bait people into responses they didn't even know they were giving. I too will do my best at not walking others into my lair. LOL
  2. At my age, you learn to laugh at things that don't settle right. It's much easier to tolerate indifferences and issues that are conflicting to the soul. Laughter although a sign of humor, can also be a sign of my way of choosing to deal with things which should not be as they are. If I get upset, then I have allowed others to accomplish what they set out to do, if they didn't mean to upset me, then I laugh at the fact that they are doing something unintentional and aren't even aware of the discomfort they cause. My peace is much more important than theirs.
  3. Mike, I just recently became ordained and reading this forum has given me a better understanding on how others view this step. I personally see great value in what you have identified as a calling. Assisting the families of those who are soon to pass is a great step. Like you said, sometimes they are the ones that need more help than those who are about to pass. Whether your calling is spiritual, Christian, or non-denominational, a man of spirit, regardless of its base is always comforting to people who are hurting. There is a great need for people who comfort and for those who do it with