One of the readings at today's funeral at St. William's in Euclid for our friend Jack O'Donnell was Chapter 13 of First Corinthians. This reading is often featured at weddings, but it was perfect for Jack's funeral. Jack O'Donnell was a kind, generous man, dedicated to his wonderful family. I like to think of him as a good Irishman, with the Irish characteristics of conversation, humor, and a talent for friendship and family. Here is one version of that great reading, where Paul puts aside his sometimes pedantic style and soars with the voice of a great poet:
1 Corinthians 13
I hope at the end of my life people will be able to honestly say that I loved my friends and family--that I was a generous, loyal friend.