One Day At The Confessional
Mundabor: “Excuse me, Sir: is the Confession here”?
Chap: “Yes I think it’s here”.
Mundabor: “It starts at 5:30, right?”
Chap: “Yes, I think it does”.
Mundabor: “Is there anyone I can ask?”
Chap: “Try in the sacristy perhaps?”.
Mundabor: “Good afternoon, Father. Is Confession today?”
Father: “Yes, it is”.
Mundabor: “I think it’s at 5:30, right?”
Father: “Yes, it’s at 5:30”.
Mundabor: “Erm, ah, well, no one is there…”
Father: “I’ll be there in a few minutes”.
He arrives at 5:45.
He goes away at 5:55 and celebrates the Mass at 6 pm himself.
I do not know you, but I have had several of these conversations and I start to think a priest must organise his own life around having time for Confession and Mass, not the contrary. Particularly when Confession is only 30 minutes a week.
The important things are those for which we have time. If we haven’t time for them, it means we do not consider them important.
Am I wrong, Father?