How Many Hail Mary’s Should I Say?

I’m not a member of the Roman Catholic church. I have Catholic friends, I’ve been to a few Catholic funerals, attended services a few times over the years and even been served the communion wafer which I now understand is highly questionable. I’m not Catholic but I’m feeling these days like I ought to be saying some Hail Mary’s or something because I’m feeling twinges of guilt about taking satisfaction in another person’s misery.

As I understand it, mostly from watching television. In the Catholic church, you can go to the priest, confess your sins and be given absolution. Typically given a parting statement such as, “Say three Hail Mary’s and sin no more.” There’s a significance to the Hail Mary’s I’m sure I don’t understand. It’s a petition for purity and much more. It seems to me there’s a potential for abuse in the process if someone has every intention of saying the Hail Marys… then going back out and committing the same sin. I need that kind of absolution because I have every intention of going right back and taking a gleeful satisfaction in Donald Trump’s misery every day until he’s gone and probably after that. It’s wrong, but it’s nice to think I can wipe the slate clean by saying some Hail Mary’s and start fresh the next day.

Donald Trump is totally screwed, and sad to say… I’m loving it. There are almost too many investigations into his criminal and treasonous behavior to keep track of. Besides the Mueller Special Counsel investigation into whether he and/or his campaign conspired with Russia to affect the 2016 Presidential Election. He is being investigated by the Southern District of New York and the New York State Attorney General among others for things like money laundering, fraud, Federal Election Campaign (FEC) violations, his fake foundation, foreign bribery charges and more. Every damn day (excuse me Lord) there is at least one breaking news story with more evidence of his corruption. Today we learned Trump was in the room with Michael Cohen and AMI Chairman David Pecker when they discussed the payoff of one a Playboy Playmate to keep her story of an extramarital affair with trump out of the papers prior to the election. Just another day in Trump’s life, and I was thrilled.

Every day I look forward to the next event. There’s good reason to believe his associate Roger Stone will soon be indicted. Also Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and possibly Ivanka Trump as well. When the Mueller report is released, odds are very good Trump will be Impeached and it will be televised. Every single day he will be excoriated and diminished on national television, and I’m stockpiling popcorn, snacks, and drinks so I don’t have to miss an instant.

It has to be a sin to take this kind of pleasure in watching the complete and utter demise of a fellow human being. Then I remember it’s Donald Trump and get over it. But in case it is a sin, I have no problem saying a few Hail Mary’s as a preventive measure. just tell me how many and I’m good to go.

Author: enigmainblackcom

William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

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