Last Thursday, I wrote a reflection for Catholic Mom on the gospel reading from John 8:51-59
"My preadolescents love to challenge my parental authority. If I request they pick up the toys littered all over the basement floor or wash the dirty dishes, they respond, “Why should I have to do that? Who are you to tell me to get to work?
“I’m your mother,” I say. “Now please do what I’ve asked. Obey.”