Atonement | Children | Christmas | Incarnation | Love | Politics

CHILDLIKE FAITH AT CHRISTMAS
As Christmas approached, each grade 7 student was asked to create a Christmas banner. The best creations were to be selected for the Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve. The day the selections were made, Vivian, a 7th grade girl, came home from school in tears. Her heart was breaking. Not only had the teacher rejected her banner but she told her she didn’t have the proper respect for the project. And certainly she didn’t know what Christmas was all about. To make matters worse, the rest of the children had laughed at her. “Viv, dear,” her mother asked, “what did your banner say?” Through her tears Vivian managed to blurt it out. “My banner said, ‘Mary had a little Lamb. His name was Jesus.'” Her mother paused for a moment or two. Then, with tears welling up in her own eyes, she took her daughter in her arms and gave her a long tight hug. “I think you made a…

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