Sunday, May 11, 2008

365.25 - Day 14

365.25 - Day 14
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Today was, of course, Pentecost. It seems fitting that the oft-cited "birthday of the church" would coincide this year with the civic recognition we accord by honoring our mothers. One birth alludes to the other.

It is said that Mother's Day is usually the busiest day for the phone companies. For the first time in my memory, however, all of our Mother's Day calls where made with webcams and Skype. Sara and I bother spoke with our respective moms as well as with my sister Bethany (a new mom this year) and her hubby, Ken.

When I was born, we only had AT&T. Talk about a paradigm shift.

Today I found this remark by Paul in his letter to the Ephesians:

“'Honor your father and mother'—this is the first commandment with a promise: 'so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.'" (Eph 6:2-3 NRSV)

The first occurrence of a divine commandment of God that carries with it a promise is about our parents.

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