Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Creation, Redemption, and Parousia

After a presentation on the Mystery of Faith-Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again - Oliver, age 9, drew symbols for Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ will come again on separate pieces of paper, then made the words of the prayer, also on separate pieces of paper. After laying them out in order he added labels for the three times of Sacred History - "Creation, Redemption, and Parousia" - and placed them along the top.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jesus can break into a million pieces

(Excerpt from a discussion between two 5 year old boys)
Tyler: Jesus can break into a million pieces, so He can go into everyone's heart.
Simon: Doesn't he get weak? If He's into a million pieces...
Tyler: No! He's as strong as ever. Each piece is all of Him.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jesus' Heart was Broken in Two

After a presentation on the Breaking of the Bread during Eucharist, as five-year-old said,
"Jesus' heart was broken in two. Then he shared it with everybody. Not just one or two people. EVERYBODY."

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Jesus in My Heart'

Putting my 5-year-old granddaughter Faith to bed after a story and prayer I said, "God bless you." Faith replied, "You don't have to bless me, I have Jesus in my heart." Age 5

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

God is everywhere

Lara, age 8, was outside with her mother after school. She started raising her arms and saying, "Thank you, God. Praise the Lord," and then bowing.
She said to her mother, "You know, Mom, God is everywhere, in everything, so it doesn't matter where you bow."

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The candle is a bright light....

Five 9-12-year-old children wrote this psalm as a group:

"The candle is a bright light
It guides me through dark periods of my life.
The light gives me great thoughts.
The darkness shades me from the world.
Why do I like the light?
It shields me from the dark and gives me hope.
The light builds life within me.
It's my connection with God."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Moses and the Light

Kyle, age 10, drew an illustration of Moses. He included the words, "In him there is no darkness at all. The night and day are both alike."

Saturday, June 5, 2010

To the left is the original drawing of Pentecost done when the child was 3 years 9 months. This original drawing was lost along with a book full of many of her atrium drawings. In her great distress, the child began to meticulously recreate every drawing from memory. This recreation of the original, shown to the right, was drawn when the child was 5 years 9 months. The original book was eventually found.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

During a review of Good Shepherd presentation at the beginning of the new school year:
Q: "What do you already know about the Good Shepherd?"
Kate, age 6: A long time before Jesus was on the earth, the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt. God and Moses did plagues on Pharoah and the Egyptians, and the worst one was the Death Angel. The Death Angel flew over the houses that had the blood of the lamb on the doorpost, but all the first born sons of the Egyptians died. Even Pharoah's own son. But when Jesus came to earth and lived out love, and died on the cross and rose up on Easter, the Death Angel lost his power forever."