Memorial of Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr
1 SM 16:1-1, MK 2:23-28
A mother was having great
difficulty keeping her three boys clothed, they grew so quickly. It seemed that
she would scarcely buy some new shirt or new trousers for one of her boys, when
he outgrew it in six months. “I’m going broke and spending so much of my time
trying to keep them clothed,” she complained to a friend.
“Well, at least you have three
boys, so that you can pass the clothing on from the oldest, through use for the
middle boy and on until the youngest,” reasoned the friend.
“You mean have each boy wear the
same clothes?” asked the mother incredulously. “I always buy them new clothes.
As soon as I saw the clothes did not fit my oldest boy, I would throw them
Perhaps if we do not understand
something we are taught, it is because we have not grown enough yet to
Fr. Gary Lauenstein, C.Ss.R.