Pieces of Heaven

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Yesterday I was tutoring two third grade students who are preparing to make their First Holy Communion. Before our session officially began, I had enlisted Fr. E to give the kids a tour of the church. After all, in studying the Eucharist one must have a good knowledge of the Mass- (which he explained as he brought them around the church.)

Anyway, Fr.E was telling them how they could tell the difference between Catholic and Protestant churches, namely, that you would find a crucifix in a Catholic Church, and a cross in a Protestant church. He then went on to explain that one would always find the Stations of the Cross in a Catholic church, unless they did not have enough room for all of the stations, which meant the twelfth station (Jesus Dies on the Cross) would be the only one included.

At this point, one of the little boys turns to look at me and says, "So in other words, Fr. is saying that there are lots of cakes, but only one pie." (All the other stations are important, but the twelfth is the most important.) I don't think I had laughed so hard in a LONG time! I'm going to have to remember that saying!

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