Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Rabbits had overrun three churches in town. After much prayer, the elders of the first Presbyterian church determined that the animals were predestined to be there. Who were they to interfere with God's will? they reasoned. Soon, the rabbits multiplied.
The priests of the second church, run by the the Franciscan order ,deciding that they could not harm any of God's creatures, humanely trapped the rabbits and set them free outside of town. Three days later, the rabbits were back.
It was only the third Anglican church that succeeded in keeping the pests away. The vicar baptized the rabbits and registered them as members of the church. Now they only see them at Christmas and Easter.