Two teens in a confirmation class. Brother and sister. Claim they do not want to be there and that they are forced to be there by parents. Poor, cold attitude is pervasive in class. They often snicker at presented material. The boy has talked to other classmates trying to create a cold atmosphere by getting others to join his silent boycott of the class.
They arrived late to class yesterday. I talked to them before permitting them to enter the room. I asked if they wanted to be confirmed? Were their parents aware of their desires? Was the priest aware? Answers? Yes, yes and yes. They did not want to be confirmed. Their parents knew it and priests knew it too.
I expressed the invitation to come in and listen with an open heart or even attend the RCIA class. They wanted neither and left.
Did i do the right thing or shoukd i have let them come in and derail the class in the hopes of reaching them?