Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Coming home from school, Woohoo is in the passenger seat, Rojo, Flicka and Elmo are squished in the back. "Mom? What does 'fruit' mean?" he asks.
"Fruit?" I say, not sure where he's going with this, because although he doesn't eat fruit, certainly, he knows what it is.
Reading my mind he answers, "Not like a banana, but fruit. You know, like 'fruit of thy womb, Jesus."
Quickly moving my brain from produce to Jesus, I answer "It means what comes from... Jesus came from Mary's womb. We say, 'fruit of our labor' and it means the results, the end product, the outcome.
"Blessed be Mary's fruit," he simply says.
* Madonna and Child by Raphael