So last night, we gave a tour of the church to our kids in CCD. As we gathered with Father around the altar, I told one 8th grader that he really looked good standing at the altar. Father grabbed him and said " Wait do this! " as he lifted the boys hands. This kid lit up!!
When his parents picked him up his mother smiled as he recounted the whole event. when his dad came in again he was beaming as he told of everything he learned and then told his dad about standing at the altar. He told his dad he thought he might want to be a priest.
The dad roled his eyes at the kid and then looked at me as if to say “that’s not going to happen” then looked sternly at his son and said “NO”. The boy shrank. and said “well you know I want to be all kind of things.” and then he walked away.
Please keep this boy and his family in your prayers as well as all young people who get excited at the possibilities of priesthood and religious life. I know y’all will!!