Monday, August 23, 2010

Children and Communion

A mother told me recently about her daughter who received her first communion from a priest. After everyone had received communion the priest consumed the bread that was left over. The little sat next to her mother crying. When asked why she was crying the little girl said: "She ate all of God's chips."

On Sunday Brooke's parents brought her to the altar rail. Her parents received communion - Brooke received a blessing. Her parents went back to where they were sitting. Brooke clung to the rail and hung on. Each time the priest and the deacon went by they gave her a blessing. Brooke clung to the rail until everyone else came to receive communion. When everyone had received Brooke when and sat with her parents — and a little child shall lead them.

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