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.
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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….

    b&

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

    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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