Scary Prefaces

“Truth be told…”
Pilate asked that question and didn’t receive an answer from the Son of God, so why should I listen to your truth.

“To tell you the truth…”
Means that most of what you said before were all lies. Now, the truth comes out!?


“If I were you…”
Then you would be one lucky person but instead you remain, alas, you.

“When I was your age…”
If you begin with 1940, I’m outta here!

“Be that as it may…”
Five words that give you time to think of a response

“But, you see, the thing of it is…”
Eight words giving you even more time to think of a response

“Do you hear what I’m saying?”
I’m standing in front of you. I believe it’s a safe assumption that, “Yes…”

“If I were in your shoes…”
(see number three above)

“Back in my day…”
I know, you had to roll down your car windows and only had three TV channels. I got it. Move on.

“To be honest with you…”
From now on, please begin all your sentences with that preface so I know whether to listen or not.

“Long or short?”
I have a Masters Degree, try the long please.

“I read today…”
Please state the publication before you utter another word.

“So, what you’re saying is…”
I believe I just told you. Shall we try Charades?


                                                  “Letters From My Cats,”
A collection of humorous and reflective letters written by my cats over twenty years
                                                          “Soulful Muse,”

Inspirational reflections on the Catholic Church and U.S. culture
                                                  “Living Faith’s Mysteries,”
Inspirational reflections on the Christian seasons of
Advent/Christmas & Lent/Easter – a great seasonal gift
                                        “Spiritual Wonderings and Wanderings,”
Inspirational reflections on the Catholic Church and U.S. culture

                         “Bowling Through Life’s Stages with a Christian perspective,”
Bowling as a metaphor for religion and growing up

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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1 Response to Scary Prefaces

  1. says:

    This is great! I sent it to family… Mary


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