Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Works of Mercy

As part of our Lenten work, the kids and I have been memorizing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It is probably a vain hope, but in my fantasies, I imagine that enough repetitions of "Bear wrongs patiently," will rub off.

As I struggle to force a screaming, flailing toddler into a shirt and pants, I wonder: is clothing the naked still an act of mercy if the naked don't want to be clothed?

5 comments:

Patricia Tryon said...

My experience is that lessons such as what you are now imparting kick in about twenty years on ;)

Herb of Grace said...

I just laughed out loud at the dining table, provoking concerned glances from my children... I am still getting the random odd mental image of a good samaritan chasing a naked homeless guy down the street waving a pair of jeans and a button-down...

:D

Nadja said...

You crack me up, Jordana...
My own toddler actually love to dress. About 15 times a day. I am seriously considering padlocks on dresser and closet.

Neen said...

I have wondered that same thing.

Kim said...

That last question is too funny!

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