Sunday: Hili dialogue

August 10, 2014 • 2:32 am
A: Hili do you hear that? The church bells are ringing for morning Mass.
Hili: I can’t take Communion because an hour ago I ate a mouse, so my stomach’s not empty, and I didn’t go to confession, either.
In Polish:
Ja: Hili, słyszysz, w kościele dzwonią na poranną mszę.
Hili: Nie mogę iść do komunii, bo godzinę temu zjadłam myszkę i ani nie jestem na czczo, ani się nie spowiadałam.

8 thoughts on “Sunday: Hili dialogue

  1. What? You can’t take communion after you’ve eaten? Is the Jesus cracker not powerful enough to overcome the presumably-sinful food already in your stomach? And what about people who have to carefully monitor blood sugar levels and can’t leave the house, sit through an hour of mumbo-jumbo, eat a single small cracker, make it back home again, and then finally eat without getting into some serious trouble?

    Damn. Just when I thought Christianity couldn’t get more bizarre….


  2. I, too, had no idea of the “empty stomach” requirement. (I’ll bet some priest somewhere has declared some comestibles “not food.”)

          1. Heh, heh, yet another reason we don’t want to expunge the word “soul” from the language.

    1. It was supposed to be a sort of spiritual preparation in anticipation of receiving Jesus, kind of thing.

      Although I do recall my mother once opining that it was also so that people turning up to midnight mass did so sober without any danger of throwing up all over the priest.

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