I’m sure you’ve all experienced this. You’re herding your children back from Communion and one of them cuts into the wrong pew. Most kids look confused for a second, and then hastily beat a retreat when they realize the tall folks there don’t look familiar.
Angela did this today. On our way back she mistakenly entered the pew 2 rows ahead of ours. Again, this is nothing new because with Angela, especially, it is crucial that one (or both) of us bring up the rear. I snapped my fingers to redirect her but she had already realized her mistake.
Except, in Angela’s opinion, this wasn’t a mistake; it was, rather, an opportunity. She catapulted herself over the back of the pew with a resounding whump!
And then she rejoined us in our row.
Happy First Sunday of Lent, everyone! I hope yours has been as…humbling as mine. (Because humility’s a good thing, right?)
Ad Jesum per Mariam,