Monday, April 27, 2009

Without this light....

As she was working with the Baptism material, 5-year-old Morna said, "Without this light, we would be in darkness forever."

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm not afraid

Edward, age 4 has leukemia.
At the beginning of the Women at the Tomb presentation he said, "I'm dying."
Later while working a catechist said that the women were afraid. He leaned over and said, "I'm not afraid."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Liturgy of the Light

During a celebration of the Liturgy of the Light:

Lina, age 4, looked frightened as she gazed into her lit candle. I asked if she was scared of the fire. She nodded yes without blinking or taking her eyes off of the flame. I asked if she wanted to blow her candle out. With equal intensity she shook her head no. Lina was experiencing deeply the power of the mystery; innately she knew that this power was greater than her fear.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dorothea, age 5, drew a picture of the Paschal Candle and said, "Jesus is in the candle, he is getting born in the candle."

Monday, April 6, 2009

We were talking about the Kingdom of God in relation to the preparation of the chalice and Xandro said that the wine is Jesus and the water is us. He then went on to say that when the water is mixed with the wine, we cannot see it. Then I asked, "Can we see the Kingdom of Heaven?" He said, "No, but it is there just as we cannot see the water in the wine."