So the 4:00 and the 7:00PM Christmas Masses are over and now there is nothing to do but stay awake until it is time for midnight Mass (which at this parish is at midnight.) But what to do to fill those hours? Dinner is eaten, presents are wrapped and ready, homilies are prepared, and there is not enough time to go anywhere. A nap would be disastrous as I would be groggy all through the Mass.
Luckily we had a seminarian staying with us and we decided to watch a movie. A good half hour was taken up with this useless exercise:
I'd not seen it before!
It looked interesting!
It would eat up just the right amount of time.
And - no kidding - THIS was almost the first scene:
It was like the time I invited priests and young men over to the rectory and we had an evening to encourage vocations. At the end of the evening we were going to watch a movie. There was one with a GREAT spiritual meaning and no nudity or cussing (that any of us could remember.) So we put it on and the VERY FIRST WORD spoken in the movie was a guy screaming in the most drawn out way possible the F-bomb.
HOW COULD NONE OF US REMEMBER THAT?
"Guys, please don't tell you parents what movie we watched unless they ask."
I guess it was the same thing here.