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Apr 5

Moral Dilemma

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2007 in Uncategorized

I joined a choir about a week ago.  It’s a church choir with lots of kids in it and it makes my heart pump honey to hear their little voices sing off key.  I play the guitar to accompany the organ.  It sounds crap but who cares?

 They just told me that they’re doing a gig tonight for the communion kid’s mass.  (During which each child has to go to the alter, remove shoe and sock, and have priest wash their feet… is it just me or does that sound strange?)  It’s an ’emergency’ gig, last minute sort of thing.   The thing is, my other half has worked like a dog all week and was invited to a game of poker tonight.   I’m giving up going camping on Saturday night so that I may perform with the choir for Easter Mass.  AND I’m completely shagged out from entertaining my friend and our kids today.

 Am I being tested here?  Is the Good Lord having a laugh at my expense and taking bets with his Apostles?  If I tell my boyfriend he can’t go play poker, I don’t think I could bear the look of dissapointment on his little face.  I got to go last week, so it’s only fair Christian.

Ok, so I think I’ve just answered my own question.  Let him play poker, at least there might be some capital gain out of it.  I’ll sleep on a bed of pins tonight to make up for it.

Bring on the comments

  1. The whole washing of the feet is a Holy Thursday tradition. Here in Cavan, we do it to local ‘dignitaries’ – it reflects what happened in the Bible. Where you are theymust do it with the Communion kids. Whatever.

    And you should invest in a cilice: torture on the go!

  2. Grandad says:

    Christian to let The Accidental Terrorist out with his knuckle dragging pals? What about the poor children? Their sweet little innocent hearts? Their moment of glory? All they want is a little bit of music to make their evening?

    I bet TAT loses anyway. He always does. :)

  3. K8 says:

    A cat of nine tails sort of thing? Or that belt the Silas dude had in that film I can’t remember the name of…. Kinky!!!

    I know about the whole Jesus washing the feet of the apostles and all that, but I’ve never seen it as part of a communion ritual in front of a congregation…

  4. Yep, the cilice was the belt in the Da Vinci Code. He was one crazy ass monk.

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