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Theology 101

I am not one of those moms who teaches her kids all the names of the Popes, what happened at what Church council, nor have I had them memorize Jesus' lineage. For right now, I want to develop in my children a real love for Jesus and for the Church. But, every once and a while, I try to slip in some of the amazing revelations of our faith.

This morning we started our school day in prayer sitting in front of our Jesse tree. I read the scripture that corresponded to today's ornament (a ladder for Jacob's ladder). J put the ornament on the tree and I got inspired . . .

I began to explain to J and K that the Jesse tree ornaments that we would place on the tree and the scriptures that we would be reading each morning talk about God's relationship with His people and His promise to His people. And that we are beginning at the bottom of the tree and will be getting closer and closer to the top, to the star we placed on the tree. And that that star represented the fulfillment of God's promise to His people. It represented Christmas . . . Jesus' birth . .. Jesus among us.

And what were my two beautiful theologians doing as I was explaining this . . .

They were throwing Cheerios at each other that they found on the floor.


  1. Sounds like a typical deep discussion to me [smile].

    The good news: They likely picked up more than we would expect. Which is nice.



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