Monday, May 24, 2010

Why Lawn Mowing Is Like Confession

  1. You want to put off doing it.


  2. You DO put off doing it.


  3. There is usually weeding involved.


  4. Depending on the state of things, there may be whacking involved, as well.


  5. It's a regular occurrence. Or it should be.


  6. They involve a certain amount of ritual.


  7. Sometimes it happens because your neighbor calls you on the need of it.


  8. At some point, repentance is involved.


  9. They both make you sweat.


  10. In the end, you behold the new cleanliness of your environment and smile.

15 comments:

Jan Rider Newman said...

Yeah.

s-p said...

Yep. The longer you let it go the taller the weeds grow and the harder it is to uproot them.

Susan said...

So true. It almost seems like at the parishes in the US that I've been to that they don't expect people to even bother. We aren't encouraged or reminded to go. In Asia, the churches have more people going regularly. Could it be that it's because you can go before mass?

I think this is a crucial, neglected part of our faith.

MG said...

Lol. Can I reprint for our parish bulletin for a "gentle" reminder?

The Ironic Catholic said...

MG, absolutely--credit to the website would be nice.

Allen's Brain said...

Sin IS a lot like dandelions, but its greens aren't as tasty.

Jeremy Priest said...

Here's mine:

"Sometimes you hit something that you didn't know was there."

Church Furniture said...

Very interesting post, thanks for sharing.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Mowing the lawn is like Confession because if you let it go too long, you don't know what you might lose in there...

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Facebokk says its your birthday. Happy whatever anniversary of your 29th! (my mom, God rest her soul, never celebrated a birthday over 29, but she had a decen number of anniversaries).

CMO said...

What a great post! And, I love the additional comments, too.
May I use it in our bulletin as well? I will be sure to give the website credit!

The Ironic Catholic said...

cmo--of course!

Jo said...

Hi there! I'm a first time visitor to your blog (came over from Church of No People). Great post! :)

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Nice. It's true - I hate to cut my grass, but I love the results! Nothing beats a freshly cut yard, or a freshly cleaned out spirit.