[quote="SuscipeMeDomine, post:2, topic:324311"]
I don't know if this would be appropriate for a 6th grader, but I think the best answer I ever heard went something like this:
Yes, I am saved every single day. Every time I choose love over hate, I am saved. Every time I choose forgiveness over holding a grudge, I am saved. Every time I choose generosity over selfishness, I am saved. Day in and day out, I am saved. Thanks be to God!
But that other 6th grader wouldn't get it - he or she has obviously been trained just to ask that question and if the answer is "no" or "I don't know," then he will probably lead the unsaved person in the Jesus prayer. I greatly dislike parents who train their young children to do these kinds of things.
Catholics can answer that yes, we are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. That's true and will end the discussion, if you want to end it. If not, you can ask if the person means that once I confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Savior, am I saved forever? Catholics definitely do NOT believe that - our sins can send us to Hell, and life isn't as cut and dried as just saying a prayer and getting a "Get Out of Hell Free" card.