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Suitable funeral reading for a nurse

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Houseplantmad Sun 19-Jul-20 12:52:17

MIL's funeral is next week and her nursing career was a huge part of her life. Is there a reading from the bible that anyone could suggest please as the one the vicar has suggested is a bit doom and gloomy?

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Violetroselily Sun 19-Jul-20 13:08:01

Not from the Bible, but there is a poem called She Was There which is about remembering nurses

hoochymamgu Sun 19-Jul-20 13:09:58

Sorry for your loss.
How about one of Jesus's healing miracles, like the little girl? Mark 5:21-43
Or one of the psalms, easy to find just open the bible in the middle, one there for any occasion.
Just have a little rummage! Hope all goes smoothly thanks

Sexnotgender Sun 19-Jul-20 13:10:52

My husband suggests Matthew 25 34:45

He’s a minister. No idea what the reading is, sorry!

TooStressyTooMessy Sun 19-Jul-20 13:12:42

Again, not a bible reading but ‘These are the hands’ is a poem by Michael Rosen. It was actually written for the NHS but always makes me think of nursing (I’m a HCP).

Houseplantmad Sun 19-Jul-20 13:17:38

Thank you all, that's really helpful.

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worstwitch18 Sun 19-Jul-20 13:18:52

I second @Sexnotgender 's suggestion.

That's the "I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me... whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me," verse. Paraphrased a bit there.

Sorry about your mother in law. flowers

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