Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Trifecta Weekend
I thought I had read almost every article and had seen every cartoon - good and bad - about +Gene Robinson.
I had never seen this Michael Ramirez cartoon before and I must admit it made me laugh. It wasn't supposed to. It found it on an 'orthodite' blog.
You may have noticed that I've needed to laugh this week. Most of my posts this week are from the Vicar of Dibley. That Very Funny child's cartoon from yesterday was all I could muster for Friday.
As they used to say on the Mickey Mouse Club "Big doins today, kids." It's been like that all week. I'm calling this the "Trifecta Weekend": In a few minutes I leave for our one-day Diocesan Convention. Tomorrow morning is our Annual Parish Meeting, followed, of course, by "All Super Bowl All The Time."
Humor, I think, is one of the Divine Gifts that I treasure most. I love the sound of music, but I think the sound of laughter is Divine Music. In fact, I suspect it's the Language of Heaven.
Which is why we won't be doing much of it today or tomorrow. Some people take the business of of the church's business as serious as a heart attack. Which is why, I suppose, so many of them get them.
As for the Super Bowl, well, I suppose everyone defines 'entertainment' differently.
You know, it occurs to me that, in the three dioceses in which I've been canonical resident, diocesan convention always seems to draw a higher percentage of 'tedious' people than in any other place in the world. Oh, except, perhaps, for accountants and lawyers.
You do know the definition of a 'tedious person' right? A tedious person is someone who actually enjoys separating fly shit from pepper.
So, enjoy the weekend, my non-tedious friends. I'll try to post tonight so you can hear all the excitement and frivolity we shared at Diocesan Convention.
(Puts clerical collar on, pats the doggies, grabs hat, coat and car keys, sighs deeply and heads for the door.)