Monday, October 21, 2013

Bless 'Em All

Of all the variations of this old wartime song, I guess I remember this one the best,

Bless ‘em all... .Bless ‘em all...
the long and the short and the tall.
Bless all the Blondies and all the brunettes,
each man is happy to take what he gets,
so we’re giving the eye to them all.
To those who attract and appall,
each Sally and Susie you can’t be too choosy,
so cheer up my lads, Bless ‘em all!

As I try to plot the course of the Episcopal church after its decision to bless same sex unions, I wonder when the same rationale that led to the church's decision might be applied to other things that the church previously held to be sinful. It seems to me that the human emotional perception of love is the common denominator that others will have to emphasize if and when their turn comes around to have their particular sin blessed by the church. Greed, Lust, Sloth, Pride, Envy, Wrath, Gluttony, I am certain that love will find a way to argue for at least one of these to obtain the church's blessing.

Let me deliver the first broadside,

Bless ‘em all... .Bless ‘em all...
the greedy, the fat and slothful.
Bless all the lusties and all of the proud,
each one is happy to praise it out loud,
so we’re giving the eye to them all.
To sins that attract and appall,
each envious eyeful, you can’t be too wrathful,
so cheer up my Church, Bless ‘em all!

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