Jack and Jill Stumble Across a Scandal!
One day Jack and Jill came to get married. I helped them arrange the details. and checked that their papers were In order. But Jill was not a Catholic, so we had to fill in an additional form. Yes, yes, yes, she agreed to all the requirements. Just for interest's sake she asked "What If I donít agree?" "Then I could not receive authority to perform the ceremony." "So you are really twisting my arm. I'm not really free."
I pointed out she was free to live with Jack in a flat without any ceremony, to marry in the Registrar's office, or in her own church but if she desired to marry in the Catholic church, then all of us, had to abide by the rules of that church. In every walk of life, I pointed out, our freedom can only be enjoyed within certain limits.
When the judge asked the man why he had punched his neighbour, the man replied: This is a free country, isn't it? To which the judge rejoined True, but your freedom ends where his nose begins.
They agreed that some regulations were necessary. Then Jack cut in "You know, it isn't right. We both believe in the same God, pray and worship in the same way, why should there be two churches., with different rules?" He added "It's a scandal. A scandal in the assembly."
How true, Lord. It In a scandal. that we should be so divided.