Dear Quad Parishes Family:
Freya is now riding her brother’s Skut. The Skut (there is supposed to be a line over the “u”, but I don’t know how to do that on the computer. Maybe I should ask Fritz!)
Is a balance bicycle that allows the child to build a level of competence in the act of balancing themselves on a bicycle as they move forward and steer. There are no pedals, so the child is literally scooting themselves along the sidewalk. She is very proud of her accomplishments (so are Nana and Papa). If she continues like this, she will be riding a bike at around the same time as Fritz did; at about 3 years old. Speaking of Fritz, he had his first practice for his soccer team last Sunday. His mom and dad are the coaches. Lisa played a little, but Josh played all the way up to the Luther College team. I can see it now; Nana and Papa going to every possible game to watch 5 year olds run up and down the field over and over again. Turn the page to another stage of life.
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m not sure how much attention we pay to it, but the celebration is central to our faith. The Church Fathers at Vatican II restated an article of faith when they said that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith life. It is not only God feeding us through the Body and Blood of Jesus, but it is also God lifting us up to the Divine when the bread and wine are changed into His Precious Body and Blood. The consecration is the moment of sanctification of our sacrifice, when Christ appears once again to be our companion and our soul mate. Unlike Nana and Papa, He will never tire of watching our endeavors, encouraging us along and offering us comfort when things don’t quite turn out the way we wanted.
Peace & Blessings,