I listened to a truly fantastic homily this past Sunday that was based upon the plumb line described in the Holy Book of Amos.
Do you know what a plumb line truly is? Sure, we have all heard of a plumb line but here is the dictionary definition:
line with weight attached: a line to which a weight is attached to find the depth of water or to verify a true vertical alignment
The homily went on to discuss the life of Maria Montessori, which in and of itself was fascinating. You can read more about her life here: http://www.webster.edu/~woolflm/montessori2.html and here: http://montessori.org.au/montessori/biography.htm . Her private life, not generally spoken of, must certainly have been painful to her and yet in the deepening of her Roman Catholic faith (http://www.pathsoflearning.net/articles_Montessori.php), via monastic retreats, she found her plumb line.
So, this got me thinking: what is our plumb line as parents? As a homeschooling family? Continue reading