April 11, 2006

Funny Moment at Church

Another homeschooling father recently described his daughter's reminding a priest of the role of Mary in salvation history.

His story brought to mind something Jessica said once.

We encourage our kids to pay attention to the Gospel readings, and (most of the time) Camille even prepares them in advance.

Once we were attending Mass in the chancel of a Benedictine monastery--very close quarters. The reading was Matthew's Infancy Narrative.

Jessica sat quietly until Herod's line, "Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come and worship him." At that point she couldn't contain her excitement and hissed audibly, "He's lying. He wants to kill Jesus!"

The reader only paused a moment to compose himself, but there was laughter in everyone's eyes.

1 comment:

DavidofOz said...

My kids do the same thing - but not so loud. Our youngest girl (22 mths) comes up to communion with her mother with her arms crossed for a blessing. Lately she has noticed everyone else poking their tongue out so she does the same - as far as she can poke it! We have had some surprised looks from the Priest.