Speak Hear See No Evil

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This hand-carved version of monkeys imitating their human counterparts was seen at the rectory of another of our parishes in the region when some of us priests got together just to do it, you know, for ribeye and other grilled extravaganzas, along with some great conversation about – What else? – exorcism and all things of the people of God. It was not an evening of speak, hear and see no evil. Instead, all things were spoke, heard and seen with Jesus, for, as He said, where two or three are gathered in my name there am I in their midst. A very pleasant evening. I love being a priest.

Having said that, the monkeys are an incisive reminder that we can all fall into political correctness and just go along to get along, which is always hurtful to all of us. But when we laugh together at how weak we can be, imitating the monkeys imitating us, and therefore rejoicing in the strength and grace of the Priest of priests, the very Son of God, that is helpful to us all. Yes. I think so. I know so. I believe in One God, the Father Almighty…

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One response to “Speak Hear See No Evil

  1. Gina Nakagawa

    Verily, the three monkeys are an ancient Asian gag order. Don’t ask;; don’t tell. Don’t see. Don’t hear. Move along. Nothing of interest here. Don’t rock the boat. You might wind up getting pulled under when the boat sinks. Not exactly what Christ instructed, but, then, He is not an ancient Chinese

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