Sunday, October 16, 2005

Explaining Catholicism To Children

This weekend, the Pope met with an estimated 150,000 children, who attended his first youth rally at St. Peter's Square. The Guardian reports:

During a question-and-answer session with a half-dozen children, one boy told the pope that he had been told that Christ was really present in the Eucharist, or Communion.

"But how? I don't see him," the boy said. Benedict chuckled.

"We don't see him, but there are so many things that we don't see that exist and they are essential," Benedict said. "For example, we don't see our reason, but we still have reason. We don't see our intelligence, but we have it... We don't see the electric current, but we still see it works: We see how this microphone works, the lights.

"We don't see the risen Lord with our eyes, but we know that where Jesus is, men change, become better, become a bit more able to have peace and reconciliation."


It's always amazing how children can ask the smartest questions. And, adults have to have an answer that would make sense to them.


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