Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lectionary Laughs

Every once in a while, the day's readings provide abundant opportunities for misreading. I've written about some of those gaffes before; today the lector gave me one more to add to my list. Based on the reading from the 2nd letter of Paul to Timothy, St. Paul must have hungry there in prison, because he asked Timothy to pick up a few things for him. In addition to the cloak he left in Troas, he wanted parchments and papaya rolls.
The reading was chosen for today's feast of St. Luke because Paul mentions, poignantly, "only Luke is with me." (Maybe Luke ate all the good papaya rolls.)


Anonymous said...

papaya rolls "Lord keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth"

Sr. Lorraine said...

That's a good one! I remember some funny things people would sometimes say in the bookcenter, too. Like the person who asked for the "Office of Readiness." Then I had a request once for "the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and Martha." But my all-time favorite was the lady who said she had a friend in the "Disclad Carmelites."!!