Sunday, 20 December 2009

Actiones sunt suppositorum

In this festive season, it seems appropriate to ask what is mortification.

Some see it as a shriving of the body that frees the soul.

Others believe it is a natural consequence of approaching godliness.

These people know nothing. Mortification is standing at your door before a gathering of carol singers. They have just asked your pre-school daughter what Yuletide tune she would like to hear, and received the lisping response "Jesus Entering From the Rear".

Theodicy cannot encompass your feelings when she then launches into the chorus.


M C Ward said...

I think we all know where she gets it from...

Kevin Musgrove said...

Blessed are the innocent!

Have a good Xmas anyway Mrs. B!

Gyppo Byard said...

My Djangolina knew the words to "Jesus can't play rugby ('Cos the ball goes through his hands...)" by the age of 5.