I was asked to read and be a special minister at Church and I was told afterwards that I shouldn’t do that as it’s not allowed and it is in my special ministry book. Anyway we were talking for a good five minutes about why this happened and both agreed that special ministers at our parish fail to telephone when they cannot make mass, part of a bigger problem I guess.
Anyway, our friend was passing and I quipped that “I’ve just been told off for reading and ministering”. It was at this remark that I got " take that back", “I did not tell you off”. I responded with " their is nothing wrong with correcting someone, is that not what you were doing?" And they replied “I beg your pardon” and I said “I’m not being aggressive”, " forgive me, if I upset you" and they said “forgiveness is not required”. Before they went I tried to explain by saying " when I grew up, in my family it was ok to be blunt".meaning me. It was at this that they said “and you think I am being blunt and walked away”
I know I upset them, but also I was upset too by being corrected for something I was told to do.
What do you think?