Anger and Humor – can God take it?

“In the musical The Book of Mormon there is a song that is both beautifully poetic and rhythmic. It just grabs you. It is sung by the inhabitants of a small Ugandan village who then translate the words and, well, suffice it to say the natives are shooting God “the bird.”

Hasa Diga Eebowai

When the world is getting you down

There’s nobody else to blame

Raise your middle finger to the sky

And curse his rotten name.[1]”

[1]The Book of Mormon, book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone.

From, Traces of Hope, Mona Villarrubia, p. 16

About Mona

I am a wife and mother, a once-Catholic now UCC Christian, with a degree in Theology, a Masters in Religious Education, 27 years of theology teaching experience -- mainly High School, some College. I am now nationally certified as a Chaplain and feeling humbled and privileged every day. I love my family and I love to write; writing helps keep me sane. Published writing: • From Hurt To Healing, Publish America 2004, ebook on Amazon, 2011; •"Forgive and Forget," America Magazine, September 16, 2002; •"From Victim to Victimizer," Human Development Magazine, Summer 2005; • It's Just Not Fair, Introducing The Fairly-Good Mother, ebook at Amazon, 2011; • Traces of Hope: Surviving Grief and Loss, March 2015, St. Johann Press
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3 Responses to Anger and Humor – can God take it?

  1. Colleen Dwyer Egler says:

    I’m Seán’s sister. You taught me religion at Mount Carmel.
    My son, Jason, shot him self the day after his 20th birthday. December 9, 2019.
    I started attending “Survivors of Suicide” last week.
    I can’t focus and can’t stop the tears.
    I will always miss both Malcolm and Jason.
    Both of their smiles and wit are part of me.

  2. Mona says:

    Oh my God, Colleen. There are no words. But if you’d like to meet over coffee, just name the time and place. I work on Jeff Highway. Mon-Friday 7.30-4pm. At least you will know I understand- as much as anyone can that isn’t you.

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