Sunday, February 13, 2005 +


On our way out of the Cathedral from this morning's Mass we walked near a long table laid out with several platters of cookies and petit fours for an afternoon event at which the Bishop would preside. The treats, from Villa Italia Pasticceria, were very tempting. Jude took out her little scissors, thinking to make a small cut in the wrapping covering one of the platters, and take a few cookies. She paused and asked me, “Should I?”

LEO. Why not? They won’t be missed.

JUDE. No, better not—I’d have to go to confession.

LEO. “Bless me, Father, for I have snitched.”

JUDE. And Father would ask, “How long has it been since your last confection?”

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See also Temptation at Happy Catholic
and Six Aspects of Temptation at A Penitent Blogger