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To: MacMattico; The_Reader_David
at 10 years old, only weighing 49 pounds and a height of 49 inches people think she's about 6 and so cute they can't get mad. I told her this will not always be the case.

She is blessed with charisma, so don't be so sure.

As we walked away, she said at least they're not voting for Obama, but how can they vote for a color? I had to explain that one.

We all do.

This reminds me of a story recounted by Frederica Mathewes-Greene:

My young nephew Thomas had been attending an Orthodox church with his dad for several months, and must have been impressed by an exclamation the priest makes at the turning point of the service. When the Scripture readings and sermon are concluded, the priest says, “The doors! The doors! In wisdom, let us attend!” In the ancient Church this signaled the deacon to shut the church doors behind departing nonmembers. From this point forward, the faithful would be entering into the holy mystery of the Eucharist. Only the baptized were allowed to remain.

In today’s Orthodox churches no doors are shut and no one is scooted out of the building, but it still makes for a dramatic moment. So when Thomas saw a bumper sticker commemorating the rock band “The Doors,” he told his dad, “That guy must be Orthodox!”

30 posted on 09/12/2012 8:39:29 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: aposiopetic

That’s funny! We’re Catholic and I’ve always been honest with my daughter and when she asked me if most Chinese people were Catholic, I told her no, they weren’t, and they weren’t Christian either. As a parent you expect perhaps a long drawn out, maybe even sad talk about why or why not. She just said “Well maybe THAT’S China’s problem!” and went back to riding her bike.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 9:15:05 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: aposiopetic

I am starting to attend the Orthodox church myself, my grandma was Russian Orthodox and I want to know about it


47 posted on 09/13/2012 6:37:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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