Posted on September 1, 2012 by Wendel Hall
We at St. Francis Men of Emmaus are expert theologians. Theological conundra (we use big words too!) that stump lesser minds are child’s play for us. With that in mind, we offer you:
THE DUCK SONG
As of this writing, The Duck Song has been viewed more than 100,000,000 times (no typo!). What are the profound theological implications of “The Duck Song?” Does it presage the End of the World? Or merely the End of the World As We Know It (and I feel fine)? What does it say about the Nature of God? Love? Beauty? Truth? The other sublime mysteries of our faith?
Or…. is it a consolation from an infinitely living Father hidden in a cute, catchy tune and a quick laugh to brighten a moment or two? Is it a consolation when we adults show it to our kids and grand kids and their faces break into a smile and they begin laughing in spite of themselves?
Without further ado, here is THE DUCK SONG.
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Posted on April 20, 2011 by Wendel Hall
We’ve all been there. In the doghouse with our better halves. We may not know what we did wrong, but whatever it was, it was bad. We were and are wrong. We were and always will be in need of forgiveness.
Well, the next time we’re in that situation, we can now remind our wives that it is their religious duty to forgive us. Of course, Bishop Laffite diplomatically (bishops are always diplomatic) talked about this topic in a way to suggest that we should forgive our wives when they are in the wrong. But, of course, wives never need forgiving because they never do anything wrong — just ask.
So the next time our wives need encouragement to forgive us, we can just cite Bishop Laffite and blissfully await immediate and fulsome forgiveness.
Of course, Bishop Laffite did not say that our wives had to forget. Now, that would be asking the impossible!
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