And this dear, beautiful child - instead of doing it - looked up at me with big eyes and said, "I looooove you, Mommy."
And, slightly annoyed, I heard myself say, "If you love me, obey me."
And then, listening to what I had just said, it hit me like a ton of bricks: Wow, I think now I finally understand that passage in John.
Which one? This one:
If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
Oh. That's what that means. Right.
Parenthood: catechesis for the rest of us.
Peace of Christ to you,