Sunday, December 13, 2009

Anticipating parenthood and reconsidering childhood: a moment with God

You know, as I sit and grade at a Barnes and Noble and contemplate a mother-son discussion going on next to me over superheroes, I realized something powerful: that no guidebook or online resource or expert can teach the values of curiosity and patience. As adults we lose this grace so easily, and I think it has become a part of my prayers to relearn this.

I want to see as a child sees, especially at this time of the year--but I also want to guide the child. Maybe this is the desire inherent to our relationship with God. As His children, we are called to share our curiosities with him, and maybe He will patiently answer.

A thought as we meditate this third Sunday of Advent--Gaudete!

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