Ugh, I’m so conflicted. I hate lying to my son, but find my silence equates to a complete lie.
I’m an unbeliever and my wife is a Cafeteria Catholic who is pretty sure that God isn’t real and just rolls her eyes when the subject of the real presence comes up.
Anyway, she’s off to a retreat with our son today, preparing for his first communion.
She’s doing it she says, only because she wants to give him hope that after death, we’re more than just worm food. I think the truth would be much fairer thing to tell him, but I digress.
I’m standing by silently, of course I question him about all the Jesus stuff he learns at school when he talks to me about it, which is helping him develop a critical mind.
I was pretty proud the other day, I heard him tell his younger brother that he didn’t think Jesus was real.
Anyway, just sharing.