Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Story for Corpus Christi

I was truly touched by a story that our priest told us during the homily today. Two weeks ago, our parish had its First Holy Communion. Last week, Father said, a young boy who had made his first communion the week before came forward in the communion line with his arms crossed, indicating that he was not going to receive the Eucharist that Sunday. Father said his heart was broken. He asked to see the young boy after Mass. The child said, "Father, I had a tiny sin on my soul and I didn't want to receive Jesus in communion until after I had gone to confession."

Wow. At the age of 7. In the year 2008. Wow. There is a saint in the making here, folks.
Jesus said to them, "Yes. Did you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing babies you have perfected praise?'" ~Matthew 21:16
The image is from Holy Cards for Your Inspiration.


Jennifer said...

How almost makes me cry.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Its beautiful, isn't it?

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