is too soon.
to receive Jesus?
the issue came up during mass regarding First Holy Communion in may. the red tape involved with receiving This special Sacrament is not as thick and contsrictive in a small traditional chapel as it is in the bigger parishes. especially to Catholic homeschooling families where faith. and catechism is something we are blessed to “do” every day.
but the question i am pining over. with regards to the baby. is this: is 6 too young?
father said kindly: he must understand what is happening on the altar. he does. he must understand what sin is. he does. he must know what Holy Communion is. or rather WHO Holy Communion is. he does.
so he will have an “interview” next week.
yesterday was Good Shepherd sunday for us.
the message: the Shepherd knows His sheep. and His sheep know Him.
His message to Simon Peter: feed the sheep.
what about the lambs?
what do you think? i am curious as to your opinions on this delicate matter.
ultimately, i suppose if the priest decides he is ready, then i will respect his decision.
personally, i think that faith has its peaks and valleys. the young. innocent. heart. is at one of its highest peaks of belief. it isn’t until doubt and sin cloud one’s judgement and discernment regarding spiritual matters.
part of me wants to run with this. another part of me says wait.
thank goodness for the truly good shepherds who have been entrusted to lead us.