I have never stolen anything in my life (well, maybe a pencil or two at school), and I have a particular hatred of thieves. Anyone who is capable of stealing can never be trusted. Thieving Leopards never change their spots.
So you can imagine my disgust when I passed by the church a couple of days ago and saw this (below).
Some nasty little scumbag had forced open the grill covering the window, and smashed the lead-lighted window inside. Billy and I noticed the damage at about 7.30 am and it looked as if I may have been the first on the scene. I Emailed the priest at once (Father Dominic) and sent the above photo.
Luckily, I think the opening was too small to allow entrance, and nothing was stolen. I may be a staunch atheist, but I still find the idea of stealing from a church totally unacceptable (as I do all theft). The thief will never be caught (even if they looked) so he will receive no punishment, although I can think of a few good ways to teach him a lesson!
The hole has now been temporarily closed by the Stained Glass Window repairer.