Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Did Zlie Martin Ever Get MAD at her saintly daughter??
I know St. Theresa was not a saint when she was a child. I realize through God's grace and her obedience she gave her whole life to our Lord...and became a saint after much trial and suffering.
But this morning as I sit here STEAMING mad at a few people I live with I have to wonder if Saints moms ever got STEAMING mad...
Did Zlie Martin ever have St. Theresa roll her eyes at her and Zlie loose it...It's not unthinkable to imagine a teenager getting snippy with any mother, right? Even if that mother was NOT in the least deserving....
I can take eye rolling, sometimes...ignore it, and after much work I can even sometimes laugh at the ridiculous reaction....but every now and again I get so MAD at the whole ordeal..
And the Catholic me is at war with the angry me....
"Peace and patience"....NO!! I'm too mad.
"Mercy and forgiveness".......NO!! I'm too MAD.
"Be a good example and don't do the mother equivalent to eye rolling"...NO!! I'm too MAD.
I would like to have that catholic part of me come out quicker when I am getting frustrated but unfortunately the MAD part has no problem RUSHING to the surface.
And without Zlie would there have been a St. Theresa?
Did St. Theresa roll her eyes?
Did her mother react?