Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Life As a Clergy Wife: The Incredible Lightness of Laundry

Years ago, (Roman Catholic) rubrics about who is allowed to wash sacred vessels changed, making it Not Okay for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (read: laity) to do anything more than guzzle down leftover Precious Blood (read: consecrated wine) after Mass.

Only clergy (read: men) were allowed to perform this sacred duty, something that got lots of laity (read: women) bent out of shape. I was absolutely not among them. "So let them do the dishes, what's the big deal?"

Fast forward to right now and while today's sacred snicker might not qualify as the proverbial last laugh, verily, it's on me.