I went to catholic all boy high school
dress pants and shirt
no tennis shoes
wear a belt AND and tie
we went about like business men in training
no facial hair
hair cut not allowed on ears, eyebrows or collar
they finally dropped the hair restriction.....just as I was leaving
mine was an ERECTOR set
rocket launcher kit
small nuts and bolts.....plated steel
so I built the model
ready to launch
and my sainted grandmother came wandering by
what does a little boy with a rocket launcher do?
he shoots the MOON!!!!!
I got in trouble
launcher held for review
not only that.......God and heaven stood back
when called upon.....WHERE ARE YOU?
WHY? ....have You forsaken Me?
and if God and heaven would stand back ......say nothing
then WHAT?.....is your expectation in YOUR last hour?
When I left.....no one noticed
had my bid for position at the local seminary carried through........omg
it's a good thing soooo many other people showed up for the two available openings
my stance behind the pulpit would have been
I grew up in a bad neighborhood
I have made a practice of turning the other cheek
which has proven dangerous
when someone bruises your cheek
offer him the other one
this is NOT a passive gesture
you are standing ground
and you could end up .....stomped