I was at a meeting of local Anglican clergy yesterday and got talking to a local minister at the coffee break. I offered to pour him a brew and he said, “Oh I’ve given up coffee for lent. You’d better make it half a cup.”
“Oh right. Shall I make you a tea instead?” I offered, not wanting to lead a brother into sin.
“No, I think it’d be alright to have half a cup. You see yesterday I allowed myself a coffee for the sake of St Patrick. But actually it turned out to be a pretty awful brew, so I’ll have half a cup today to make up for it.”
“Oh” I said.
“That probably sounds ridiculous to you” he said…