Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Priestly vocation?

We are blessed to have some very good priest friends who come to visit from time to time. Our Fr. Tim has been staying over a few nights and being around him is a blessing. Fr. Tim never fails to wear his black priestly clothes, so my kids are never confused by what he does. He is a priest, and they know it. (That never stops them from attacking the man or jumping on him, but hey, that's what boys do.) Thankfully, Fr. Tim is a patient man and is good with kids.

Anytime Fr. Tim comes to visits, he always gently reminds the boys about how wonderful it is to be a priest. They look at him, smile knowingly and run away...never realizing that seeds were planted. I responded to his comment when the boys were out of earshot:

Me: Well, if I were to bet which of my sons would become a priest, it would probably be Jack. He's my holy one.

Fr. Tim: Yeah, as compared to Gus, who is your "holy terror".

4 comments:

Chad said...

I don't know about that... Gus did get an award, I saw, for helping his teacher without being asked.

Georgie Tamayo Clemens said...

Does that excuse the bite he gave his friend in the carpool. Oh, hey, you forgot your lunch. :)

Chad said...

OK, take that back ;)

Searching For Holiness said...

Careful it may be Gus who is the one who ends up the priest... a priest friend of mine was the "holy terror" in his youth...