Big Brother Who's a Father with a Collar
If you observe the Lenten season by giving up something and you get tempted to cheat, let this be a lesson to you. Guest blogging by Darling Mollie over an incident she had last week.
So, I gave up Chai for Lent, as I have complained about over and over in the last thirty-six hours. Thirty-eight days to go. I had to run to get a prescription and had 15 minutes to kill in CVS. Wandering around, I ran into the beverage aisle and saw that International Coffees came out with a Chai mix. A little devil appeared on my shoulder and whispered “It isn’t Starbucks! Come on, get it.”. I debated for about two seconds…on the third second a priest came around the corner and was walking right toward me. I looked at him and said “I gave up Chai for lent and almost finagled a loophole, Father.”. He smiled and said “They send us out at Lent to make sure you don’t sneak”.
I guess stereotypical Catholic guilt only works so far and then God calls in the big guns.
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