Sunday, July 24, 2005

Freudian Slip?

This morning my Pastor husband asked me to do the scripture reading for him.

A straightforward request. Nothing weird from Hezekiah or Zephaniah or anything.

Just, Revelation 19:1-10. Just ..."I heard the sound of a vast crowd in heaven shouting, 'Hallelujah! Salvation is from our God..."

What did I say?

"Hallelujah! Salivation is from our God."

I told him at lunch that it's not about how you screw up, it's about how you recover and keep your composure.

He wasn't convinced.

I might have been able to believe that no one heard the slip, -it was just one extra little syllable, after all- but for my friend in the pew behind me.

As I came back to sit down, she caught my eye with a wicked little gleam in hers and slowly, and meaningfully, licked her lip.

Salivation indeed.

I wasn't even hungry!


  1. I can tell, you were just drooling to mention that.


  2. I caught that one too. Salivation is a good thing in my books - maybe the wrong context though.

    And I figuered that if you can slip in a little "i" in the wrong spot, no one will be to critical of a slippery little e flat.

  3. If it makes you feel better, I was completely oblivious.

  4. And I say, what are friends for???? I didn't have breakfast....seemed it was just meant for me.