Monday, May 14, 2007

Alleluia! Alleluia!

The 3-6 year-old child's relationship with God is marked by deep affection and joy. The following is a story of a 4-year-old girl, reflecting this great love:

Francesca prepared the model altar, asked the catechist to light the candles, and then stood at the lecturn singing to her own tune the following words for about five minutes:

Alleluia (repeated many times).
You make me so happy (repeated many times).
Alleluia (repeated many times).

Jesus is with us (sung once as a proclamation).
Alleluia (repeated many times).


Catherine Maresca said...

This makes me realize how robust the joy of children is, and if it delights me imagine how it delights God.

sbutler said...

We have children who sing spontaneously like this every week. One child in particular is known for her rather long-winded songs. Lately she has sung variations on "Jesus us love me" which include proclamations like " I will always be in Jesus's heart." She is almost five years old, but has sung like this since she was at least three, maybe younger.