Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Sign of the Cross

At the tender age of seven I was a Catholic for two weeks after commencing standard one at Christian Brothers College in Welkom. CBC was an excellent boys school and was run by the Catholic Irish brothers to whom I will forever be indebted. School started with religious instruction where the Catholics went to a large class and not knowing what to do I simply followed the masses but was soon found out and sent back to the non-Catholic class. I might have been exposed by my clumsy execution of the sign of the cross but it was probably when asking my parents those awkward and difficult questions that I discovered who I was not and that I was actually part of the minority group with the strange name of Protestants.

In the hilarious British film comedy "Nuns on the Run" where two fleeing bank robbers disguise themselves as nuns, the large nun demonstrates the sign of the cross to his ignorant accomplice by following the memory aid "spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch". Recently this mnemonic took on a whole different meaning if one takes it quite literally!


Do you have the vision?
Do you see where you want to be?

Cape Town - Rayban Wayfarers

Do you have the b@lls?
Do you have what it takes to endure?

Spot the Fly on the ball

Are you willing to pay the price?
Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

Digging Deep

Do you have the time and patience to see it through?
Are you willing to finish the journey?

DIE - German for Tuesday
written Tuesday 16th December 2014

The Lord works in mysterious ways and He will speak through any form He chooses! This is one incredible journey we are on and it could be the disappointing story of the immaculate deception or the totally outrageous story of the immaculate redemption!