Karma’s a b***h. Or, more appropriately: live by the sword ...
On Jan 14 local media reported that a drunken 32 year-old Carlos Alonso tried stealing a statue of St. Michael the Archangel. During the process he fell on the statue's sword injuring himself.
It’s really hard not to laugh about this.
Supposedly, Alonso went to the Christ the King Parish in Monterrey, Mexico to rob the church. According to the Catholic News Agency he “jumped over the fence in front of the church entrance, broke a glass door, and entered” the establishment. On his way out he tripped with the statue and fell onto the sword that St. Michael the Archangel was posed with. As a result, Alonso “seriously” injured his neck.
A witness called for help and the Monterey Civil Protection personnel arrived to save his life. They took him to a clinic for further check-ups and planned to bring him to the public prosecutor’s office for punishment over the damage done to the church.
While I hope he turns out OK, the irony is unmatched.
For those wondering, the statue was returned unharmed.
While the situation turned out to have a happy ending it does show how life is full of crazy coincidences, or for those of us that believe, miracles. Take a look at this video from a few months ago when Father Bok was on his way to celebrate Sunday Mass when a car hurtling towards him went airborne. Bok didn’t even know about the incident until later and was completely unscathed by the the vehicle that flew over him.
All that to say, don’t underestimate the power of God and don’t steal statues from churches.
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