Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 18:3)
Observing the children in our atrium reminds us of the words of Sofia Cavalleti, the founder of CGS, that “the child will be our teacher if we know how to observe”.
Enjoy these observations of the children at St. Joseph’s Atrium:
- When asked what prompted her to stand twirling around repeatedly at the prayer corner, a 6-year old in the atrium replied: “I’m thinking of flying to heaven.”
- 8 year-olds on seeing the Mass laid out in the Synthesis of the Mass I work: “It looks like the Body of Jesus!”
- An 8 year-old took the maxim “Love your enemies” and placed it beside the Good Samaritan work.
- A 4-year old who has been a quiet child since joining the Atrium responded during closing prayer time. :”My sheep is outside.” She continued, “My di di (little brother)”. This child has reflected on the Parable of the Good Shepherd!
- A 10-year old atrium child during mass when the priest asked during the homily: “If you could have anything you wanted in the world, what would you ask for?”
Child whispers to catechist: “Parousia! (Christ’s Second Coming)”
- 11-year olds when pondering the Sacrament of the Anointing of the sick:
Child A: “I wonder what the deadliest disease on earth is?”
Child B: “Sin!”