This fellow was seen after going to Confession. Praying/Preying Mantises are super gentle and slow moving and a joy to have around. I put him in a jar and transported him to Holy Souls Hermitage. I guess you can sell them as pets, so wonderful are they, but I let him go on the hermitage. It would be great to have many more around. And there’s plenty for them to eat here. They can get angry, however, and bite, I’m told. Don’t make them upset! Green eyes in sunlight. Black in the evening.
Back at the hermitage:
“O.K. Fine. We’re here. Now put me down this very instant!”
“Put me down before I take out your eye!”
“Great! I’m down. Now, let me just walk over here to survey the territory from this corner of the hermitage…”
“Hmmm… Looks like lots of food here!”
“O.K.! Put out your hand and shake! Looks like a great place!”
Now, if a preying mantis can be a praying mantis, how about us! Our Father…