Sunday, May 29, 2011

Holy Monster

Each Sunday, Aaron attends the children's liturgy for the first part of Mass. All the kids go to a separate room and supposedly have things explained in ways that they can better understand. They join the rest of the congregation during the Eucharistic Prayer. If the parish priest is on duty, he invites all the children to stand with him at the alter and tries to make things more interesting for them. Occasionally, he'll take a quick look at the worksheet that each child has with them.

Let me just give you a bit of background here - each week, Aaron has come back and proudly handed me a drawing of some dinosaur or other, on the back side of the worksheet. Some of their 'work' is also stuck up on the walls of the room where they have the children session and I see Aaron's dinosaurs there as well. This morning, I said that he had to earn his TV watching points and one of the ways was to complete the worksheet.

So, back to today. The priest welcomed the children up to the alter and he picked a worksheet to take a look at and hold up to the congregation.



He said "Ah...The holy spirit...with many arms..." He actually seemed a bit lost for words. Or maybe he was trying to decipher the writing in tongues. I was at the back of the church and couldn't read the name but I thought the style of that piece of artwork looked a familiar - I thought that another 4 year old boy/girl draws the same way Aaron does. It didn't occur to me that he had actually drawn something other than a dinosaur.

I had a confused sort of good laugh when I finally got a closer look at Aaron's worksheet. Anybody want to guess what he wrote?

4 comments:

John said...

because the Holy Spirit likes to be with us...the end

Mike said...

John beat me to it.

Amanda said...

You two are good! Experienced dads I suppose....I had to have help.

Bilbo said...

I think John may have some competition in the future...