This week's lesson: How to go from World Youth Day in Rio to Abuse scandal in Fort Augustus Abbey in twenty four short hours. It was like a communal falling into mortal sin just after having received the sacraments.
You certainly need to be on the inside of the Church these days to appreciate the beauty it has to offer. The outsider just sees the Tares. Devoted Catholics, the Wheat, continue to petition God "look not on our sins but on the faith of your Church".
So many good people. Good Clergy. Good laity. "Why do you call me good? There is nobody good but God alone". (Luke 18:19) Exactly You are our goodness Lord.
Did anyone notice how the vigilant BBC reporters missed the Jimmy Saville connection? Imagine they missed that and the Daily Record unearthed it in two days flat? Is it just incompetence, one rule for them and another for us, or a simple share and share alike?
We may be in the wrong, and we may be hurting, but we are still allowed to be cynical.