Friday, March 4, 2011

...I Am Hardly Sorry For Upending Thee..

So this is NOT a catechism class type post today. But to understand the humor that follows, you have to know that one of the prayers that Catholics use in preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation, (or what used to be called Confession), is called the Act of Contrition and, although you don't have to say these exact words, most often it goes like this:

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You and I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen.

That being said, I really enjoyed this post from Matt & Pat Archibald's blog:

........My eight year old daughter then came down the stairs, still rubbing her eyes.
“Say the Act of Contrition,” I demanded before I even said good morning. Now, before you think I’m a crazy lunatic you must know that tonight was her first reconciliation. A big night. So I’m not a crazy lunatic, just a regular kind of fathery type lunatic who’s been studying the Act of Contrition to the point where at night we all dream about how heartily sorry we all are. “Just say the Act of Contrition,” I said. “One last time and I’ll never ask again.”
The three year old walked into the kitchen saying, “Oh my gosh I am hardly sorry for having upended thee…”
You can read the rest of this rib-tickling post here.

Ah. I love those times when we can laugh at ourselves. Of course, my religious sense of humor is slightly off kilter. I think it all began when my dad told me and my sibs as teenagers to "Get your ass to Mass!" We all laughed our way to church.

Looking for a little more Catholic humor? Watch this:

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