I’m one of the Matriarchs over at RevGalBlogPals, and today’s “Ask the Matriarch” question was especially complex:
An accused sex offender has asked if I will conduct his funeral. He is terminally ill. I want to minister to this person and the family, but I am struggling. Family members were among the victims (plural) and the accused may not live long enough to see his trial. The service would be at the funeral home and cemetery, not at a church building. I believe it will be a private funeral and internment.
I could use advice on what to do – – his arrest was front page news. Since i am a pastoral caregiver, I found out that I also could be subpoenaed to testify, and now I don’t want to talk with him AT ALL.
Help me sort this out?
Click over to RevGalBlogPals to see what the Matriarchs said. Feel free to leave a comment there, even if you’re not a member of the blogring. Or you can comment here.
Peace to you today!