03 March 2009

"Christ, you know it ain't easy, you know how hard it can be. The way things are goin'...."

On the web site of the Hartford Courant today, there's an article, "Perez Supporters Gather For Prayer Vigil," about a prayer vigil for embattled Mayor Eddie Perez, who is currently under indictment on corruption charges,

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a fan of religion.

But aside from those held for victims of illness or of a cataclysmic event (a brutal murder; a devastating car accident, usually involving young people; or a plane crash), I'm not a fan of the public prayer vigil.

Such vigils usually, like this one for Mayor Perez, are more about politics than prayer, and usually center on "crosses," as Mayor Perez described his legal trouble, that are more self-inflicted than anything else.

In your present situation, it's probably a good idea to pray, Eddie, but no one's trying to crucify you, so it behooves you to keep your prayers (and those of your disciples) to yourself.

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