Why does he insist mothers have to march, in addition to everything else? Does he have any idea how difficult that is, when you’ve got nursing infants, children in diapers, the semi-toilet-trained ... ?
You come take over a month of my life, Father Z, and I’ll go march for stuff ... or get off my case.
I'm a little loopy, myself.
(Let's see if anybody jumps in to gainsay that!)
**Why does he insist mothers have to march**
I think he is calling all of us to evangelize. Marching is a wordless way to do it.
BTW, evangelization was the main topic of dynamo, new Archbishop Alexander Sample in Portland Oregon yesterday.
What an awesome thing it was to hear him, etc.
They had to pull down more bleachers at the University of Porland Chiles Cetner.....will we be in the Rose Garden arena next?
March at home sweatheart - around and around (like you are doing while soothing your kids physically and emotionally), so your kids live and breath it throughout their day.
When the kids are old enough to need to get out of the house once a week, march around the block where evangelization needs you (His feet and hands and image) most.
That’s what we do.
You come take over a month of my life, Father Z, and Ill go march for stuff ... or get off my case.
It would seem to me that Christian Mothers with infants/small children would probably be more effective Evangelists for the Lord, by personal/social interactions with non-Christian Mothers with infants/small children.
Young/new Mothers are likely to need lots of support from someone who has "been there, done that", and receiving social and moral support, and faith sharing, from Christian Mothers, on an inter-personal level, would seem to me to be more effective than marching/hoisting signs/etc.
Just a thought, not a negative comment on the Pope, or his intentions.