Monday, December 28, 2009

Big in love

Q. How is God's kingdom like a mustard seed?

Lara, age 6: It's like Jesus who started as a tiny baby and grew and grew - big in love.

Friday, December 25, 2009

It's Jesus' birthday!

My son Scott (6 years old) and I were in a toy store shortly before Christmas. Standing in line with a few toys, a man looked at Scott and said, "Don't you think toys are just the best part of Christmas?" My son's eyes widened and he said with emphatic reverence, "Oh no! It's Jesus' birthday!"

Monday, December 14, 2009

"My Lord!"

Six-year-old Diana to depict Mary's visitation with her cousin Elizabeth.

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Blockages, Blockages"

During their preparation for First Communion, a group of 3rd graders were doing meditations on the parable of the True Vine. From his catechist's perspective, on boy seemed to be unengaged in the discussion. But at Christmas time, the catechist was saying there are people who celebrate Christmas without ever thinking about Jesus. He said mournfully, "Blockages, blockages."