Reader Katherine sent along this conversation she had with her mother a day after she lost her job…
The frustration. It had to hurt.
Katherine: I really hope I get that job I interviewed for. I am tired of unemployment — one day of it is enough for me.
Mom: Well, why don’t you say a Rosary Novena if you want the job.
Mom: You know, that is how [X]’s son got his job with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Katherine: How? Because he prayed Novenas?
Katherine: Maybe he just got it because he was the best candidate for the job?
Mom: No, no. That’s not it. He said the Novena.
Katherine: Well, what if more than one person in competition for that job said the same Novena? Why did god choose [X]’s son?
Mom: That didn’t happen.
Katherine: How do you know?
Mom: It didn’t happen.
Katherine: Suppose hypothetically that it did…
Mom: No, that doesn’t happen.
Katherine: So you are saying that nowhere in the world two people applying for the same job have said the same Novena?
Mom: Oh no, it doesn’t happen.
Katherine: But just suppo–
Mom: No, honey, it doesn’t happen.
So apparently, God would never find himself in a situation where two people are simultaneously asking him for the same favor.
And that logic explains why every athletic competition in the world ends in a tie…