Here is another…no more…thank Goodness…
Not too long ago …3 years?
My DH and I were alone in the choir loft for an evening penance service during lent. The DH volunteered to play the keyboard and I was turning music pages for him.
We all sat quietly at one point during the penance service to listen to instructions from the priest. Actually there were two priests there…a younger one and a much older one. The much older one was legally blind and needed assistance getting around.
The instructions were to form two lines in front of these two priests. Everyone there was to come forward one at a time and tell the priest just one sin… then go back to the pew.
I had no intention of being more than a page turner that evening but the DH had plans on trying this one out. Naturally I felt bad that my DH was doing it this way…and I know what I said to my DH next was not very nice at all…but I chuckled about it… I think out of frustration…:o
I whispered in my DH’s ear…maybe you better go to the older priest who can’t see you and tell him your absolutely worst sin. He won’t know who you are because he can’t see you. :o
Anyway - both priests offered themselves for private confessions after this silliness…and that is good. No one had to go ‘one on one’ and it seemed that very few did.