My son started kindergarten at our Catholic school yesterday and we took a picture of him kissing a statue of the Blessed Virgin. He has kissed statues from time to time, starting when he saw everyone kiss the feet of Jesus on the cross on Good Friday. Anyway, the picture was sent to friends and family, and many have commented on its appropriateness. Is it ok for him to kiss a statue? Is it wrong for us to allow this? What should we teach him about statues?
Thank you for your advice!