(Meditations on today's Gospel. Typed with one hand, lamb in lap.) Do you love me? I say the same things all day long. Sit down. Use your fork. Don't hit each other. Say please. Chew with your mouth closed. Don't interrupt. Be kind. Say thank you. Hurry up. Take turns. Be gentle. Don't yell. Watch the baby. Help each other. Say I'm sorry. Let's clean up. I love you. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Feed my lambs. . . . Do you love me? I do the same things all day long. Feed the children. Wash the children. Make the meal. Clean the house. Comfort the children. Teach the children. Let the dog out. Let the dog in. Drive the car there. Drive the car here. Load the dishes. Unload the dishes. Wash the laundry. Fold the laundry. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Tend my sheep. . . . Do you love me? I think the same things all day long. I'm tired. I need caffeine. What time is it? We're late. I should do that. I should clean that. I don't know what to do. Help me. Deep … [Read more...] about feed, tend, repeat.
How I heard Palm Sunday: When the hour came, Jesus took his place at table with the apostles. Mama, I need Polar Bear. Read Polar Bear. Read. Please. I tell you, Peter. Before the cock crows this day, you will deny three times that you know me. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? I hear a lion roaring in my ear. Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still not my will but yours be done. Big Trucks and Diggers! I need Big Trucks and Diggers! They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied to them, "You say that I am." The wheel loader scoops and lifts and loads - oops, no, don't pull the pages too hard or the dump truck part will break. But they continued their shouting, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" Can you use your quiet voice in church? Shhh...no. Quiet. We use quiet voices while we're listening. Father, forgive them, they know not what they do. Mama, do they have donuts today? Should we go check to see if there are donuts? Amen, I say to … [Read more...] about gospel, interrupted