Wonderful church-lady dedicates decades to filial piety and charitable projects. Upon her death at age 75, a minister at her church is rummaging through her personal items and discovers that her earlier years were spent on-stage, touring, and singing. What to do at the funeral?
"[R]eading through the cuttings it has become apparent just how big a star she really was. She became a Bluebell girl, toured Europe and even appeared on stage at the Windmill Theatre. One cutting shows she also appeared on stage at Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre.
"Afterwards she settled in Italy where she went on to become a major jazz star. She lived in Milan and appeared on stage and TV, and had a number one hit. I am currently trying to get this digitally reworked so it can be played at her funeral.
Ahem. If she didn't tell anyone, perhaps there was a reason. While there is no indication that any of her past involved objective sin, it is entirely possible that she wanted to be remembered for her faith. To leave such a past behind, as in really behind, indicates that the present was sufficient and that her faith in God and His promises for the future sufficed.
Remarkable how the religious body in question is spinning this in the wrong direction. She could be a remarkable testament to the fact that Christ Jesus is far more important than the shabby pleasures of the world, but it would seem that even her minister thinks that the faith community would be far more tickled to see photos of her legs and a recording of an old song.
"Zoe was very precious to us. But she never boasted about her past life. She was obviously profoundly gifted. She was very glamorous - had long hair that was always tied back, and always looked very nice."
Bass ackward, as some would say. I'd say her gifts in the latter years trumped the pony-tail.