At our confirmation class tonight, while discussing the care of our bodies under the 5th commandment, the question of tattoos arose. Of course the 8th graders just want to know if they can or can't get one. But I encouraged them to think of the whole question in terms of the commandments.
"First of all, consider the 4th commandment" I said, "if you are under 18, the first thing you have to do is honor your parents..."
To which a quick-witted student quipped, "So we could get a tattoo with a heart that says 'Mom'?"
Associate Pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church, Keller, Texas. Former Missionary to Singapore. Sinner and Saint, in the Lutheran tradition. Graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis,
1999. Husband of one, father of three. I also play a lot of chess.