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, mother, and author. I taught high school for 27 years and I was a hospital and hospice chaplain until my health required that I retire. I miss my hospital coworkers and cannot imagine how terrible this year and last year have been. I want to be there for them in at least this small way.
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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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