It really is true that the nuns haunt me still. So much of how I think and feel and live hinges on things they taught me, even after all these decades.
Number Three: "Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day."
Way back in Senior Infants we learned the Ten Commandments. Does it count as reverence for creation if this butterfly, spotted outside my window, makes me gasp in awe?
Even God rested on the seventh day. And He was a pretty important guy....
And I don't think He ever made phone calls that ruined someone's otherwise perfectly pleasant Sunday. Of course not everyone had nuns as teachers, so they might have missed the memo on the Sabbath, and the one about maintaining some civility when speaking to others.Words are so powerful. Once they're out of their cage there's no calling them back. Much better to give some thought to which ones you want to release.
While we're being Biblical, another phrase pops into my mind.
"The meek shall inherit the earth."
Hmmmm. I may not be inheriting the earth in that case. Since meekness is out, maybe I'll just turn off the phone on Sundays.
Meanwhile I'm focusing on that beautiful butterfly.