In case there was any doubt that a small child has the ability to understand the mysteries of our faith, rather than just parroting back things they are told, consider this.
At Mass a couple weeks ago, we were singing a hymn that included the line, "Jesus the stranger, Jesus the Lord." The song was illustrating the magnifence of Jesus, in that no matter how much we know him, there is still so much more to know.
As we were singing, Ramona leaned over and said in a stage whisper "Jesus is not a stranger."
On the way home in the car, I commented that Ramona must have been really listening to the music, and related to Beezus and Mr. Q. what she had said. Beezus asked why the song said Jesus was a stranger and I explained.
Ramona asked, "What do we do if people don't know Jesus ?" I responded that if they wanted to, we could tell them what we know about Jesus. Ramona chimed in "Yeah, we can tell them that he's not a stranger."
3 days ago