Monday, August 14, 2006

From the Mouths of Babes

Some years ago, when Tween Daughter was Toddler Daughter, I would whisper in her ear during Mass, "Listen for the bells, Jesus is coming."

I thought myself genius. After all, not only was this effective in quieting her down during the consecration, but I was teaching her a deep theological point -- that bread and wine become Jesus' Body and Blood.

However, God in His infinate wisdom always humbles me.

One day we went to a different church. It was a holy day and we couldn't get to Mass at our own church. This particular church didn't ring the bells during the consecration.

Toddler Daughter caught this and took it upon herself to let the rest of the congregation know that Jesus was there. As Father elevated the Body, she exclaimed, loudly for everyone to hear, "One Jesus down, One to go!"


Karen E. said...

That's hilarious!

mike a. said...

Our Gracie did something similar once. The silence must have unnerved her, so she burst out with "One, two, three, four, five: Once I caught a fish alive" — which works, I suppose, if you interpret it allegorically.

Esther said...

ha ha ha. Thanks the laugh!