"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

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Washing Water of the Word

Catechism is about creating 
a whole atmosphere; 
like a child in a womb surrounded by water, 
we're surrounded by the water of the Word.

It creates an atmosphere
 that's a combination
 of poverty and gift.
Trouble. Crying out. Deliverance.
Psalm 107


  1. I like your illustrations. It's amazing that the very trouble I would try to avoid brings me back to the Lord, and to my deliverance...

  2. It is true that poverty of spirit must be created (think of God sending his own chosen people into captivity over and over) so that we can become hungry for our deliverance and salvation.

  3. This is the atmosphere I want my daughter growing up in!

  4. "Poverty and gift"...I like that very much. It reminds me of J. Kleinig's book Grace Upon Grace.

  5. and this is ALSO why I love you guys.
    You motivate me to open that Bible, and that catechism, again. :)

    1. Exactly, Emily! :)