Monday, July 24, 2006


In Which The Boy Demonstrates that Meaning is Not Transparent

The Wife took The Boy to mass. The Boy noticed the crucifix on the wall. Pointing, he asked:

"How did he escape?"

I never thought of it that way before...

Pookie the other day (she is 5) asked that the big "T" was for.
Reminds me of the joke about the public school kid who is having lots of trouble in math.

In desperation, his parents, who are not Catholic, decide to try sending him to the local Catholic school.

To their surprise, he suddenly becomes very diligent about doing his math homework and his math grades soar to an A.

When they ask him what made the difference, he says: "When I saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew those people meant business about math!"
Did you look him in the eye and honestly tell him: "Death is the escape" or "suffering is an end in itself"? That's the proper Christian answer. Does it sound ridiculous? Then why ruin a sharp young mind by trying to convince him that it's true? And you call yourself an educator.
In response to the previous: Dean Dad never indicated how he responded to his son, so how do YOU know that he did not respond at all? How dare YOU to assume that he didn't. And you call yourself a Christian.
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