Ajoleblon...A Cajun Tale

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
This journal is a bunch of rants about nothing. Mostly lighthearted happenings in the life of a woman who is very simple and who wants for nothing but greatly appreciates whatever is given. You will find nothing profound here but hopefully something that will make you laugh and that's what I enjoy doing most. Being humorous. Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bikini's and Confession

Today I found myself in the confessional baring my heart out to our priest.  I love that man!  He always listens with an open mind and today I found myself laughing with him in the confessional.  He has an awesome sense of humor that I love and respect to the utmost.  When he first came to the parish, I was not too impressed with him because he tended to drone on and on without going anywhere.  I stuck with him and as he droned on and on he continued to laugh at his own ramblings and tangents.  I began to love them and find humor in them as well.
 
Today, there I was in the confessional with a dilemma, one I've always had because of my grandmother.  As a young teen roaming the beaches, she thought that it was disgraceful to walk the beaches in a bikini or swimsuit of any kind. (She's the one who never bathed without her panties on)   I grew up thinking that it was possibly not good to flaunt your body around.  Of course, I didn't listen to my conscious and continued flaunting,  but as I got older, I revisited that notion.  This past weekend, by the pool in Dallas, I found myself in my bikini flaunting.
 
This is how my confession proceeded:
 
Me:  In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit Amen
 
Me:  Bless me Father for I have sinned, it's been a few months since my last confession.  Father since my last confession I went to Dallas and missed Mass and wore a bikini.  I flaunted my body and I'm sure I caused other men to have impure thoughts.
 
Father:  <Silence>
 
Me:  <chuckle> Father, I don't know if it's a sin to wear a bikini and bare my body for all to see but I'm here to find out.  I've always wondered about that.
 
Priest:  <Chuckle, Snicker, Laugh>  "Depends on how you look in it!"  (I lie, he didn't say that!)
 
Sharlene : <giggles nervously>
 
Priest:  Well,  I don't know either but the sin is in the eye of the beholder.  Some will look at your body and see it as a Creation of God and others will see it with lust.  You have no control over how it is seen.  As long as you don't wear your bikini in church, I see nothing wrong with it.  A bikini is as inappropriate in a church,
 
Sharlene :  "as long johns are on the beach".
 
Priest: <laughs out loud> "yes"
 
Priest absolves me of all my sins and asked me to say the "Act of Contrition" which I never remember because of my nerves after confessing.  He says that it is posted right there for me to see at which time I have to inform him  that I'm almost 50, it's dark in there and I can't read it without my reading glasses.  He laughs and says "and you were wearing a bikini??!"
 
Sharlene:  <chuckle>  Yes, Father, is that a sin now?
 
Priest:  <chuckle>  No, go in peace, your sins are absolved, God Bless!
 
Sharlene:  <sigh of relief>  God Bless you Father
 
To myself, I said wow!    Destin here I come!! That was too cool and I left chuckling and giggling with such joy because it was like talking to a friend and sharing a secret.  I had a spring in my step and a heart as light as air.

3 comments:

garnett109 said...

thats cool now i can wear my speedos lmao thanks

stupidsheetguy said...

It's always good to hear from you. You have such a great take on things, and your humor serves you well. (and it does me good, too :) )

Glad you were absolved!

sangrialel said...

I think I need to buy mysefl a bikini now.  Linda