Philistines Capture Then Release the Ark of the Covenant
Saint Ita of Kileedy

I Come Through the Window


...or the roof. Some may remember the tag line of Stan Freberg's parody of Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat song. The too-loud, shrill lead singer has been banished from the recording studio for his most piercing lines, locks himself out at the end of the song and after the sound of crashing glass, he returns to finish the song, "I come through the window." I guess you had to be there.

This morning I thought about the stretcher bearers lowering the paralytic who "come through the roof" to encounter Jesus. Our prayers could occasionally use a boost of earnestness and hope.