Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's All Very Confusing

St. Nicholas came to us on Sunday morning, rather than Saturday, because one of my daughters was supposed to be at an overnight. We got the dreaded middle of the night call to come get her when she got sick. (This is why I'm opposed to slumber parties, but that's a whole different post).  

So the children were all excited for their gold coins and dollar bills. But then we had to remind them that most Lutheran children don't celebrate the saints so how 'bout not mentioning your good fortune in Sunday School? I can just imagine the rumors, "the pastor's kids worship the saints! Scandal!"  

On a serious note, we do love the saints around here. We love their stories of faith and sacrifice. Martin Luther loved the saints too, so it's not like we're out of line. 

4 comments:

Juli said...

That's funny. I have some relatives that think it horrible that we "worship" saints. If only they understood. It's fine if talk about Santa Claus, but not St. Nicholas! The horror! :) It's also fine to worship sports heroes or their own pastors, etc...

Charla said...

Lucky kids!

Nina said...

And all this time I thought you were Catholic. lol :)

Why do children always get sick at sleepovers. My sister always has a story about one of her children throwing up at sleepovers and the long drives home.

Jennifer said...

How funny! I think the St. Nicholas/Santa Claus line is vague and confusing no matter your faith. :)