Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/012818.cfm
Our youngest son Bob served as a scribe at a local emergency center. In a patient’s room, the scribe stands in the back, observing every action and recording every important word spoken by the doctor, nurse, or patient. Bob valued the work as he learned about medicine through experience; after two years of witnessing patient care, Bob felt he could even identify a few of the ailments. But as a scribe he had absolutely no power to speak, to diagnose, to prescribe, or to heal—he was one without authority.
Four-year-old Freddy burst into the kitchen, “Mimi, come and see! Come and see!” I was up to my elbows in dishes, but his eyes were bright with excitement. As I reached for the towel, he grabbed my hand and pulled me into the living room.
The blog on this page presents reflections on the Sunday readings through the lens of a parent/grandparent, aiding leaders of the domestic church in their vital task as “first heralds” or “first preachers” of the Good News in the home.