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Monday, February 11, 2008

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.



Blogger Marshamlow said...

That gave me goose bumps, yeah Mollie you must be truly loved and cherished to get the big guns.

12:59 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Mollie, you know loopholes are put in our way like potholes to see if we'll trip and fall. I was a big one to give up chocolate (not an issue now since Mexico doesn't have Dove)only to find alternatives. G*U*I*L*T*Y

1:08 AM  
Blogger Katya said...

That is just too funny! I did not give up chocolate or coffee for Lent but I did give up Diet Coke and that's a big deal for me.

3:02 AM  
Blogger TitanKT said...

AH! I love that! That is priceless, thank you for sharing that. I'm going to refer this amusing story to my Catholic friend who will be CERTAIN it was sign. She sees them everywhere, they make her cry.

5:18 AM  
Blogger The Big Finn said...

I give up lima beans every year for Lent.

12:30 PM  
Blogger dkaz said...

That's awesome. I have a friend who also sees God's hand in everything, every "coincidence". I confess that I am not nearly as observant as she is, but this one would certainly seem obvious to me.
I almost gave up wine for Lent but realized that Jesus was a wine drinker, too, so I gave up sweets - not easy for me, especially when Valentine's Day falls in Lent!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

omg, that is the funniest thing ever!

I gave up soda, and I have been complaining too. And I'm not catholic. Go figure.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

That was so funny!

Years ago, I gave up giving up things for Lent, and it's one of the few resolutions I've ever been able to stick to. ;-)

2:33 PM  

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