Church accidentally prints 2Pac lyrics in carol service booklet!

Someone probably should have told this church that there’s more than a few ‘Hail Mary’ carols.

Sadly they choose rapper 2Pac’s version.  Not the most suitable lyrics!

The Church in Colombo were hosting their carol service ‘Joy To The World’ on 11th December when this mistake happened.  They were meant to be singing a Catholic prayer, also called ‘Hail Mary’, when they spotted the wrong lyrics.

Pictures have since spread on social media, with people sharing those 2Pac’s lyrics.  Here’s just a little snippet:

‘I ain’t a killer but don’t push me
Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to getting p*ssy
Picture paragraphs unloaded, wise words being quoted
Peeped the weakness in the rap game and sewed it
Bow down, pray to God hoping that he’s listening
Seeing niggas coming for me, to my diamonds, when they glistening
Now pay attention, rest in peace father
I’m a ghost in these killing fields’

It makes me feel a lot more relaxed about any mistakes we might have made over the Christmas services.

Man accidentally tips more than £1 million on dinner

Man accidentally tips more than £1 million on dinner

Everybody makes mistakes, but not every mistake costs its victim masses of money.

In Scotland, a restaurant diner was shocked to realize that he’d accidentally tipped more than £1 million on a £100 meal. Oops.

The Evening Express reports that the massive transaction happened at an Indian restaurant in Inverurie, Scotland. After the diner finished his meal, he approached owner Abdul Wahid to settle his bill.

Pictured is the receipt for the meal at Rajpoot Indian Restaurant in Inverurie where a customer was accidently billed over a million pounds for their meal. Picture by DARRELL BENNS     Pictured on 21/07/2016
Pictured is the receipt for the meal at Rajpoot Indian Restaurant in Inverurie where a customer was accidently billed over a million pounds for their meal.

As Wahid tells the Express, when the diner input the tip amount in the restaurant’s credit card reader, the transaction didn’t go through. After phoning the diner’s bank and obtaining a confirmation code, the transaction was successful.

It wasn’t until the diner handed the card reader back to Wahid that the owner realized his customer’s £1,006,082.04 mistake.

All was not lost, however. After calling the bank to note his mistake, the customer got his money back and paid a more sensible amount.

Assembly: The Chance to Start Again

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This morning I did an assembly in one of our local junior schools on “The Chance to Start Again”:

We all make mistakes.  It’s one thing we can be sure of – not one of us is perfect – we all make mistakes.  Sometimes those mistakes can make us feel so silly and so bad.

And I’ve got a couple of little stories of people who must have felt just like that.

  • There was a lady who was really shocked to find 2 teeth in a family sized bar of Cadburys Dairy Milk Chocolate. She wrote to Cadburys and complained and got her story in the national newspapers. A couple of weeks later she went for her usual checkup at the dentist and was shocked to be told that 2 of her back teeth were missing! She felt such a fool.
  • There was a man, originally from London, but had lived in Australia for 30 years. He decided that it was time for him to return to Britain to search for his long lost brother. So, he came home to London only to discover his brother had emigrated – to Australia!!

We all do things at times that make us feel like we have failed – got it wrong really badly. Sometimes these are silly things, mistakes we could have avoided.  For example, in tests or exams we sometimes go wrong because we don’t read the question properly.  I remember reading about a boy who was asked in a science exam “what is the boiling point of water”.  His answer was “the point of boiling water is to make a cup of tea”

These stories all show that we can all make silly mistakes. And when we do we probably wish we could turn the clock back and then next time not make the same mistake.  It’s horrible when things like that happen – we feel silly, a failure.

I want to tell you another story.  It’s about a man called Peter.   He felt a failure.  He had let his best friend down – someone who would never let him down.  His friend was arrested and ended up being killed for a crime he didn’t do. 

Peter was so miserable and felt a complete failure.  To make things worse he had even run away and pretended he didn’t even know his best friend. He just thought about himself and saving his own skin.

Then, in what seemed like a dream – but it wasn’t – he met his friend again.  And his friend said “It’s OK. I forgive you. You can start again. Come on, this is what I want you to do…….”  And that young man Peter went on to become one of the world’s greatest leaders, eventually dying for the cause his best friend died for.

And the name of Peter’s best friend – JESUS.

So, remember this: Even if you’ve made mistakes, if you feel you’ve failed, you can start again. This is important in school as well as the rest of your life.

Now is a good time to start again, to have a fresh start, to forget about mistakes you might have made in the past.  It’s a good time to wipe the slate clean and start again with a promise to yourself that you are going to do your best at everything.

I am a Christian and as a Christian I believe that in an amazing way God does exactly that for people who come to him and admit they have made mistakes and want to start again.

Peter knew he couldn’t just rub out what he’d done but he knew that he was forgiven.  That meant he was free to start again and free to begin living the way God wanted.

I believe as a Christian that we can do that too. We can say sorry to God for all the wrong things we have done or said or thought and ask him to forgive us and begin to live the way he wants us to.