A friend, whose children attend a Catholic school in Los Angeles county, shared this conversation that she overheard in the parking lot:
Child: Mom, will you be at my show today?
Mom: No, I'm sorry, sweetie, I have a hair appointment.
Mom: No, I'm sorry, I just can't.
Mom (now frustrated): Sweetie, if Jesus himself came down from heaven to give me a blessing I could not be there. I HAVE A HAIR APPOINTMENT!
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It's not like I've never missed an event or two for selfish reasons. But, I'm quite certain that I would be able to make it if Jesus was passing out blessings.
Did I mention my friend is changing to another Catholic school where the parents actually practice the faith? I don't blame her.