For example, today we began with Mercy (now always capitalized, you know), then suddenly we're talking about Anne Frank. Then it's -- no kidding -- Ivan the Terrible, who killed the Patriarch of Moscow. This was all in the first five minutes before he settled on the real topic.
Gun control. Sandy Hook showed that we need gun control. We especially need to get rid of Assault Rifles. The constitution says you can have guns for self-defense, but not Assault Rifles. We need to get treatment for mentally ill people. We need to fix the system. In Sandy Hook, all sorts of laws were violated. We need to enforce the law. [Immigration Law, not so much.] But there are things we must do to fix the system, like gun control. So there won't be any more Sandy Hooks. Now, I don't mean all guns, because there is a constitution, but still we have to be able to prevent these shootings. And that means gun control, especially of the dangerous kinds of guns that can hurt people.
The Bear's driver, bodyguard and factotum, Red Death, A.K.A. the Shepherdess, his mate, leaned over and said she was going to put her Concealed Carry License in the collection plate in lieu of our envelope.
Unsurprisingly, there was no mention of the San Bernardino shootings by our fellow members of the Three Amigos Great Abrahamic Religions, Muslims. And, oddly, there was no mention of Jesus or his baptism. Perhaps the Bear misread his calendar, and today was really the Feast of the Holy Disarmament of Citizens.
This is another reason the Bear has to nail his foot to the floor in front of his favorite pew: stream of consciousness sermons featuring the last thing Father read on Huffington Post, with zero religious content.
So, how was yours?