"Where did that earring go??"
The USA gals lost a heartbreaker to the gals of Sweden.
At exactly the wrong moment a USA stone hit something (the missing earring?) on the sheet and went its own way or "picked", leaving Sweden with the win. The USA squad is in danger of elimination!
The trajectory of a stone can be deflected by the tiniest little piece of debris on the sheet of ice.
Hmmm…. consider this: if we can lose a curling match because of lack of respect for the tiniest particle that may have escaped our attention, how much MORE can we lose by not paying proper attention to even the tiniest particles of the Blessed Sacrament?? Each and everyday fragments of Hosts, whole Hosts themselves, are subjected to sacrilege because of inattentive distribution of Communion or, as is more likely, inattentive or careless reception of the Eucharistic Lord. It doesn’t take much for a person receiving Communion in the hand (brrrrrrrrr…..) for some particle of a Host to be lost upon the floor or on clothes or, who knows where else. Yet we Catholics believe that the price of the whole universe and the payment for every sin ever committed in the past or future is to be found even in the smallest droplet of the Precious Blood or the tiniest morsel of a consecrated Host. What on earth possesses people who know this… who know better… to receive Communion in the hand? It boggles the mind.