"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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Enjoying God's Creaturely Gifts

"...In believing that  'All things are pure to the pure in heart,'  Luther's faith was simple enough to trust that after a conscientious day's labor, a Christian father could come home and eat his sausage, drink his beer, play his flute, sing with his children, and make love to his wife -- all to the glory of God!..."

 Quote from From Luther on the Christian Home by William H. Lazareth.
Painting: Fredrick George Cotman (1850-1920) One of the Family


  1. Thank you for posting this. It is such a gift that we can enjoy the good things God has given us and not feel guilty about it, like we should be doing something more spiritual.

  2. Luther was amazingly down to earth!...Much to our benefit. I'm so thankful to our pastors who are constantly feeding us with nourishing food. And thanks, Cathy!

  3. Who is that quote by? I love it.

    I have also always enjoyed that painting~ and was happy to see there is someone else who does too!

  4. It's from page 145 of The Common Life. A friend gave me pages 143-145 and all are so good!