"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Want to be like God, Eve?

       "God is the creator and has given to humans the dignity and privilege of imitating 
       and thus participating in God's work as creator. When God created the heavens 
       and the earth, he started with chaos and ended with a finely differentiated and 
       beautiful universe....

        Housework is all about bringing order out of chaos. That heap of damply repulsive
       clothes on the bathroom floor turns into stacks of neatly folded clean laundry within 
       a matter of hours; a dining table piled high with junk mail, school papers, and 
       forgotten socks turns into a table neatly set for a meal; a sack of potatoes, 
       properly peeled, boiled, and seasoned, turns into a dish of mashed potatoes 
       that the indiviuals assembled around the table are happy to eat."   

             - from page 38 of Keeping House--the Litany of Everyday Life, by Margaret Peterson.

So Eve, if you really want to be like God you could start with the tasks at hand. 
Instead of getting yourself into trouble with all that "good and evil" knowledge, why not start bringing some order to that mound of dirty laundry!

Thanks again to "Cathy" for sending over this article.

p.s. Cathy happens to be my own mom. I know, some of us have all the luck :-)

Hmmm, I wonder what God's will is for me today?
(referring back to the "What should I do today?" post)

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