Thursday, August 30

How Do You See the World?

The other night The Soccer Dad was putting out the trash when he called out to us from the front yard.

"Wow! Check out the moon!"

It was just breath-taking! Full and round and golden in was just becoming fully visible over the treetops. [Try as I might, I was unable to take a picture of it. I really ought to see if my father is still willing to give up his old (and currently not-being-used) 35mm camera.]

Both girls ran outside to look at the moon, and Little Girl exclaimed, "It looks just like the Eucharist!!!"

I've noticed that my daughters have this very Catholic worldview, and it comes through strongly with Little Girl, especially. One night, I'd been drinking a glass of wine. Little Girl snuggled in close, gave me a kiss, and murmered happily, "Mmmmm...your breath smells like Jesus!"


Stacey said...

Awwww, that is so sweet. I love when kids do stuff like that.

Blog's lookin' good!

Do you know why, in a lot of artistic representations of Mary, she's always got her hand up with her finger pointing skyward? It's kind of a standard Mary thing, I've noticed. I didn't know if there was any reason.

Christine the Soccer Mom said...

Stacey, I think that (Mary pointing skyward) is because devotion to Mary will only bring you closer to Jesus. (A proper devotion, that is. Naturally, like anything, it can be twisted.) A lot of images also have her pointing or gesturing towards Jesus, whether He is a child or fully-grown, as well.

Someone pointed out to me that the last thing the Blessed Virgin says in the Bible is "Do what He tells you." This is, really, her wish for us: to do what her Son tells us to do. In every apparition that the Church has approved, Mary continually tells us to pray, to honor her Son, etc. I love that she points us to Him! :)

And thanks about the template. I wasn't totally sure what I put back would work, and to me it looks no different, so I didn't know that taking it out would do anything. :)

Esther said...

Beautiful! Your DD has been well taught at home.

Who are your heros?


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