Ever heard the phrase, “It was the straw that broke the camel’s back”?
It’s a phrase I’ve heard a 1,000 times in America. Camel’s are incredibly strong and resilient. However, they do have a breaking point, a threshold that can be too much, and they collapse.
And when the breaking point is about to be reached, it can be something as small and light as a piece of straw.
Yesterday was like that. Was asked to substitute as lead teacher for last night’s Catechism class. For a variety of reasons (one’s I feel are valid), my son and I skipped Catechism last night.
Just couldn’t do it. Preparing for and leading the class was more than I could bear. Yes, guilt started to overwhelm me. Yes, felt I couldn’t say no, but did anyway.
Yes, from a distance, it only looked like a small and light piece of straw. Carpe diem.
PS. We did do the lesson at home, so our son wouldn’t fall behind.