A question of sin

The trouble with sin, is that it creeps up on you unexpectedly.

There I was doing the ironing, a virtuous task sure as anything. Then I ran out of water in the steam iron and the following sinful thought passed through my mind.

“Hmm, having lost the little plastic water bottle that came with the iron, what could I use to keep water in, so that I had water close by to fill it up when it runs out? Oh, what about that…..”

The trouble is, that the thing that I was looking at was a small plastic water bottle in the shape of the blessed Virgin (with removable screw on crown in blue). The object itself is full of holy water from the Shrine at Knock. Now, I was not planning on using the water in the iron, for that would be profligate waste. I was planning only on using one of the bottles. However, this must surely still be sin, must it not?

At the moment, my supply of water from the Holy Shrine at Knock (known to be effective on cats) is fairly healthy. Should I run out, I wonder what I should do. I wonder if Bishop David would do a delivery service as part of his many trips to the Emerald Isle.