Saturday, 23 June 2012

Nice Stockings, Sister

What can I say about this? For me, this picture came "nun" too soon (yuk, yuk, grin, grin)

When I first saw this picture, I had to wipe away the tears of laughter and look again. Did I really see what I thought I saw? Apparently I did.

Theology aside, often times I think the world views religious people as stuffy old prudes, and sometimes for good reason. Quite frankly some religious folks do go around looking like they've been baptized in vinegar or lemon juice, and that's too bad. Is that really the perception that we want to give the world of what it means to be a Christian?

For me, this picture helps to debunk that perception. People of faith can have fun too. Why shouldn't they be able to seize the moment and have a good laugh? Who knows, maybe it's Jesus himself tending bar. Hmm, could be. After all, He did turn water into wine on at least one occasion. Maybe they're laughing because of the joke they just heard. "Hey, did you hear the one about the Baptist minister...?"

Judging from the expression of the nun on the far left, they appear to enjoy the humour of the situation as well. I wonder what they're drinking; "virgin" martinis maybe? Probably not. If they are at all like a certain nun that I know, they're probably enjoying a couple cold beers.

Perhaps, if there is a lesson to be found here, it is that we need to all learn to lighten up a bit. Can we try to get into the "habit" of doing that? (pun fully intended).

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