That's the view from my office window. In the foreground is a Christmas cactus that is currently in bloom. Also a bit of a flower from a shamrock. And a whole lot of snow. I work at a psychiatric hospital and two of the psychiatrists, totally independent of one another, yesterday mentioned that this weather is beginning to effect their moods. Well, me too.
On the way to work, a big honkin' truck got behind me and was tailgating me. After a moment, he decided that tailgating would be more fun if accompanied by gesturing of the one finger variety. I had a truck in front of me, and an aggressive truck behind me. Going 40 mph on a sheet of ice. It was not pleasant. After the big angry guy almost ran me off the road, I opted to call "911" and report him.
After I got off the phone, I felt bad for a moment. I ran through my familiar refrain "what is the matter with you? You were just praying one second, and the next second, you are calling the police on someone - where does this come from?" I answered myself and said "I might just have saved someone else's life if they get that guy off the road, because he was out of control." I was not trying to be vindictive, I just wanted the guy to be off the road and not endangering anyone else.
When I got to work, I saw an e-mail from a co-worker. She forwarded me the too cute for words story from CNN about "confessing on the go" - the confession app that I got my nose out of joint about yesterday. I sent her back a reply that was probably a bit too terse. She is a Catholic who has not been to confession for over twenty years - I told her it was an aid to actual confession and she was welcome to see the app on my phone. (not very subtle probably).
Tonight I saw that the local news is featuring a story on the app - I am going to go to bed and skip getting angry with them. I would just rather not.
Why do people think the Catholic Church is fair game for mockery?
They would not mock Islam, nor Judaism - only Christianity, and the Catholic brand seems to be the most likely target. It makes me mad.
I will say my prayers and go to bed and hope to not hear another word about this Confession app.