This week’s picture is symbolic of a light from heaven floating above a church steeple. The image made me think of the UK television comedy show ‘Father Ted’. It portrays a shambolic group of priests, and particularly the character, Father Jack, who is a mad alcoholic lunatic.
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The Torment of Mellow Corn
Reverend Jamison obeyed the voice calling him to church. The burning, blinding light confirmed a higher authority was watching.
His hands trembled as he staggered down the aisle to the pulpit where he found the sacramental wine. He gulped down the liquid, leaving little for the communion. He would mix in some water later.
The voice beckoned, much calmer and calling from the vestry. Where behind the bibles, he snatched a bottle of corn-whiskey and drank; to steady his nerves.
He knelt, ‘Save me, Lord.’
Religiously, he sipped the golden Mellow Liquid.
‘The grip of the Devil is tormenting me!’