Thursday, September 27, 2007

A Dilemma

Tuesday a car turned in front of me unexpectedly. I hit the brakes hard and flipped my bike. While I was in the air, I hastily exclaimed, "Help me, St. Anne. I will become a monk." I ended up with only minor injuries. Am I bound by this oath?

11 comments:

Christopher said...

Minor injuries, minor monk, I say. I know in the Church of England you can be various levels of monk, or a friend of an order.
Just don't make these kind of exclaimations a habit(;
Peace,
Chris

Chris said...

Wow . . . glad you're safe. Quite an odd piece of Reformation history to have on the tip of your tongue in the midst of an accident, however. Are you sure you're ok? ;-)

Andy said...

Minor monk, huh? Do I still get the cool haircut?

Steven Craig Miller said...

There is a Lutheran monastery in the US, check out http://www.staugustineshouse.org/index.html, perhaps you should ask you question there?

David said...

You either have to become a monk/reformer, or write a treatise on the Power and Efficacy of Bicycling. I see no other way out.

LutherPunk said...

St. Anne would be cool with it if you just kept being a dad and husband.

Andy said...

OK, husband and dad it is. My wife probably wouldn't take kindly to the tonsure anyway. But I do like that idea about the Power and Efficacy of Bicycling.

Christopher said...

I think the haircut would be acceptable! Then again I'd ask your wife first, women have funny ideas about what's stylish.
Peace,
Chris

Pastor David said...

Ok, maybe not the tonsure - but you should definitely start walking around the house in a monk's cowl.

Andy said...

You say "start" as if I don't already walk around the house in a monk's cowl. Those monks have style. :-)

Tom in Ontario said...

LOL