I was in Wal-Mart the other day and ran into a nun - I think. She was ahead of me in the checkout line and wore a veil or wimpole or whatever those head things are called. Below that she had on pumps, stockings, and a floral dress. And it occurred to me that way back before Vatican II, you could tell a religious a mile away from the habit. Where did that go? This nun looked like someone’s granma doing her shopping in a funny headdress. Is that the way a nun is supposed to look? Is there no respect for the religious life anymore?
I know she must not have been a cloistered nun, but even so, I was sort of shocked. I mean, you think of nuns as praying and practicing charity, not shopping at Wal-mart! Am I just being narrowminded or is there something to this? Comments appreciated.