Sunday, September 8, 2013

Kristopher and the Good Shepherd

Kristopher's mother is a catechist, but had never talked to him about the Good Shepherd. She wrote:
Saturday evening Kayla (5th grade), Kristopher (18 months) and I were sitting on her bed. Kristopher was holding a small icon picture of the Good Shepherd which had just fallen from where it had been hanging in our hallway. As far as I know Kristopher had never seen it before. Kayla pointed to the Good Shepherd and said, "Who is this, Kristopher?" To which he responded, "Mommy." I then pointed to the sheep, and asked, "Who is this?" "Baby," he answered.

A short while later our whole family was sitting together, and my husband wanted to show us all how well Kristopher knew all our names. He proceeded to ask him "Where's Kayla?" "Where's Eric...Erin...Mommy... Daddy?" To which Kristopher pointed appropriately in turn. When asked "Where is Kristopher?" he pointed to the sheep in the Good Shepherd picture he was still holding and said, "Me."

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