Ronan's little brother saw it and said, "That thing always has a fire. I wonder what that guy is burning."
I replied, "Leaves. Documents. The souls of his enemies..."
Willem pondered that for a moment and then quickly asked, "Mom, can you take me to confession this week?"
I stifled a laugh and said, "Sure, Little Buddy. I can do that."
I hope that 'souls of his enemies' line didn't scare the kid into confession. If anyone needs to go, it's me - not Willem! He's one of the holiest (and kindest and happiest and goofiest) kids I know.
But confession it is. We'll go later this week. I do love that that sacrament is available to us. It can be nerve wracking to go, but what a feeling afterward. It's like a shower for your soul!
God bless and xo, Cat
Taking kids to confession?
We've used this guide before. It's got a great examination of
conscience for kids as well as how to say The Act of Contrition.