So, there I was, watering the fiery day lilies, flowers for the Immaculate Conception. All was well. Three Hail Marys for the souls in purgatory…
Boom! A rabbit sprang out of the foliage and chased about in circles, then sprinted to the back of the house. Surely it’s a minion from Mordor, eating flowers for the Immaculate Conception with impunity. Surely, thought I, that rabbit would make for a good second breakfast before Mordor happens upon us.
And surely our Lady had her head on a swivel, looking for any second breakfast for Joseph and little Jesus while down in Egypt, living in exile in the midst of enemy Mordor back in the day. You never know where your next meal is coming from. Don’t ignore the second breakfast that comes your way, like I just did.
But, silly me. I ignored this chance at a second breakfast and continued my Hail Marys for the souls in purgatory, now getting to the far side of the house, watering the tomatoes.
Finally, at the back of the house, next to the asparagus patch, I saw it, Shadow-dog showing me how to do up a second breakfast without hesitation.
Um… Are they really looking at each other there? … … … Just one crunch and a gulp. Good daaawg!!! Shadow-dog is a bastion of defense over against any minions of Mordor eating flowers for the Immaculate Conception. The way I look at it, one for him, one for me. I can fire up the rocket stove easy. As for Shadow-dog’s own reaction to this easy second breakfast he had to get himself, reprimanding me:
- “I didn’t share any of this with you, Father George. After all, you forgot my second breakfast this morning, didn’t you? I mean, you do know about second breakfasts, don’t you? You’ll regret not having a second breakfast when Mordor arrives in full force. There’s no time to wait.”
A Hail Mary for the conversion of the other minions of Mordor still in this world who are now on the attack against those who cherish life from natural conception to natural death. Hail Mary… And another Hail Mary for the protection of good souls in this world. And another Hail Mary for the souls in purgatory, who will especially pray for those who pray for them!