My father taught that women should be treated with respect and never hit. So whenever a pair of kindergarten classmates would chase or play aggressively with girls at school I would insist they stop.
Peace Be With You
A weekly column offering a Christian and Catholic perspective by native Maderan John Rieping, a graduate of Mt. Angel Seminary who spent 4 1/2 years in formation at Mount Angel Abbey. His website is http://wambly.weebly.com
Though technically months away, my favorite season of the year approaches.
DEAR JOHN: I guess I would most accurately be described as agnostic.
Several months ago a fellow Maderan asked that I dedicate some of my columns to answering questions posed by readers. I heartily agreed with the suggestion and then, most conscientiously, procrastinated.
A loud bark late one night in 1997 inspired me to ask God to send a watchdog or angel to look after my parents’ van, which I had borrowed.
As one of my part-time jobs, I serve as a security guard. Knocking against my thigh with each step, my heavy duty flashlight hangs from my utility belt.
A fictional little boy who was being punished studied his mother with fascination. Finally he asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, mom?”