Monday, June 01, 2009

Tobit and the bird-droppings

Ah... this Tuesday, Tobit 2:9-14 will be read at weekday Mass. I read at my parish every Tuesday morning. I "avoided" this one two years ago by accidentally reading the First Reading for the saint's day which coincided. (I was charitably corrected by my pastor.)

I will pray to keep a straight face while speaking these words: "I did not know there were birds perched on the wall above me, till their warm droppings settled in my eyes, causing cataracts."


Gretchen said...

I know, I know. I just read Tobit for the first time a few weeks ago (having always used Protestant Bibles). It is a fascinating book. The warm droppings made me very sqeamish during Mass this morning. That and our priest sermonizing on the government's 'duty' to take care of us from cradle to grave--though he did couch his socialist slant by saying 'from natural conception to natural death.' Argh.

Timothy said...

Better than having to read Gen. 15"17: "When the sun had set and it was dark, there appeared a smoking brazier and a flaming torch, which passed between those pieces."

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