"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

Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Our Calling," Radiating from the Forgiveness of Sins

I just started reading through "Our Calling," by Einar Billing. It has so much in it that I believe can be of comfort to us in our calling of motherhood. So as I read through it I will post passages that I find encouraging for the day. Here's one of the the first things I found myself meditating upon:

"Whoever knows Luther, even but partially, knows that his various thoughts do not lie 
alongside each other, like pearls on the string, held together only by common authority or 
perchance by a line of logical argument, but that they all, as tightly as the petals of a rosebud, 
adhere to a common center, and radiate out like the rays of the sun from one glowing core, 
namely, the gospel of the forgiveness of sins....

We could take all of them in order and say something like this: 
the church is the forgiveness of sins, the sacraments are the forgiveness of sins, 
liberty is the forgiveness of sins, and the call is the forgiveness of sins."
page 4


  1. The common center and the glowing core: the forgiveness of sins. Thank you. I'll be looking forward to your posts as you go through the book.

  2. "The call is the forgiveness of sins." This just shows me one more way how gracious our Father in heaven is. He gives us a calling wherein we have the forgiveness once again.