He that is greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:11)

(Alternate post title: “I’d like fries with that.”)


Last Sunday Isaac was ordained a Deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood.* This Sunday he helped pass the Sacrament, and in our ward it’s a tradition that the dad gets to pass the Sacrament with his son the first time.  While it was being passed, Rose loudly asked me, “Daddy got the priesthood, too?”  Then (before I could stop her since I was holding Hazel,) she slid off the bench and tried to hug Dean, who sent her back to sit down as quietly as he could.

Then tonight when she was saying our family prayer, Rose said, “And please bless about Isaac in the Gospel and that he can serve the food at church now.”




*In our church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints, all worthy males can hold the priesthood starting at age 12.  They start with helping pass the Sacrament and performing other church service (like collecting Fast Offerings and setting up or taking down chairs for meetings, and doing service in the ward and community,) and as they advance in the priesthood they can eventually give inspired blessings and participate in ordinances such as baptisms.

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9 Responses to He that is greatest among you shall be your servant (Matthew 23:11)

  1. Stephen says:

    Sounds like a cool church.

  2. Thora says:

    Wow, Isaac’s that old? Before you know it, he’ll be the one blessing the sacrament! (I love Rose’s commentary)

  3. Marie-Laure says:

    What beautiful children. Isaac is so grown up! Non, tu n’as pas oublié ton français! Bon travail.

  4. Lis says:

    I don’t know what else to say, but I really loved this post.

  5. My favorite is the prayer. I didn’t realize that church could possibly serve as experience for a job at KFC. Who knew?

  6. Mrs. Organic says:

    Her prayer is priceless!

  7. Stephen says:

    They are all good at pulling faces, but I especially loved Mabel,s.

  8. Stephen says:

    And for such a handsome lad, Isaac’s looks decidedly demonic.

  9. Hannah says:

    A little girl in my ward calls sacrament meeting “snack-rament” meeting. “Please pass the snack-rament.”

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