Holy Water!

There is something about village life that creates a sense of wicked humour from me.
The minister is sometimes a central figure that may bind or break communities.

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Holy Water!

‘Water, is the sustenance of life.’ Father Van Gory preached.
Melba and Cheryl were at the back as usual, knitting.
‘Any time now,’ whispered Cheryl.
‘You’re mean.’
‘You mustn’t tell.’ Cheryl dropped a stitch. ‘It’s only vinegar.’
‘Serves him right.’ Melba stared at the priest. ‘Him rubbing salt in folks’ wounds.’

‘Alcohol,’ Father Gory pointed at the Bible group, ‘is a mean spirit.’
He picked up the bottle of water. ‘Let us pray and seek forgiveness.’
He took a large mouthful, then spluttered and sprayed it over his notes.

Cheryl dropped a stitch.
‘Immaculate,’ whispered Melba. ‘Let him seek forgiveness.’

26 responses to “Holy Water!

  1. Either he deserved the vinegar or he didn’t, but either way the ladies in the back were entertained 🙂

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  2. These pranks certainly makes church sermons easier to bear doesn’t it? These ladies are my goals for my golden years!

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  3. This made me chuckle. Maybe he should do a sermon on vinegar.

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  4. Haha I’m sure it made the ladies feel better. Fun read.

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  5. Hahahaha oh I love these two old ladies!
    The “dropped a stitch” is a great line. We need more of these two James !

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  6. That was wicked and wickedly funny 😀

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  7. Hah, I like Melba and Cheryl! Just from thinking about them sitting there at the back knitting I got a great mental image.

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  8. The next week the minister miraculously had an 11th commandment, thou shalt not prank. That was fun!

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  9. Good prank! Made me laugh.

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  10. This one left me chuckling, James. Vodka or Gin would have been nice options too. 🙂

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  11. Dear James,

    Oh those wicked, wicked women. I laughed out loud. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  12. I can imagine their pleasure. 🙂

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  13. I guess this one falls in the break category… something tells me he deserves the vinegar!

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  14. alleluia! the priest must have thought of it as a miracle. ::)

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  15. Immaculately conceived and executed! 😀

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  16. Ah, indeed! What a perfect occasion for practicing forgiveness … 🙂

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  17. Hopefully, he got the message. I’m suddenly craving salt and vinegar crisps!

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