Hello, friends. At the Children’s Mass on Sunday, my four year old was asked to bring the gifts up to the priest at the beginning of the Eucharist (which she managed to do without a hitch…thanks be to God! Is there any more nerve-wracking a moment for a parent in church?)
After mass, she asked me “Why are they called gifts?” I have to admit, I didn’t know. To her, a gift is given by someone to someone. So…how does the whole ‘gift’ thing work for us in mass? Are they gifts from the laity to the priest? Gifts from man to God? Gifts from Jesus to us?
Ask me to debat an athiest and I am loaded for bear. Ask me to answer the simple question of a four year old, and I am flummoxed! :shrug: