Jessas Maria! shouts the headline in my morning paper.
Priest falls from Christmas tree and plunges 7 meters the story begins.
Man of God (76) survives fall. Saved by guardian angel the text continues
And so I turn to page 9 and read on:
. . . Father Andreas Mohr was attaching a string of Christmas lights to the top of a fir tree when he suddenly fell from his ladder. The priest sustained several broken ribs and for a time his life was in the balance.
He is now on the road to recovery . . . is the good news with which the story ends.
In these grim times when almost every news bulletin carries news of mass murders, brutal atrocities, and endless hardships it is good for the soul to be able to read some really good news.
Amen to a speedy recovery.