April 23, 2010

Bless us, O Lord

Kids say the darndest things Friday - April 23 issue

I am attempting to do a better job about why we pray a certain way, do certain things at Mass, etc. For instance, our daughter is pretty good at learning the prayers - and that is the first step, but I realized recently that she may not really understand some of the words or ideas.

In attempt to explain why we say a blessing before we eat, Little One and I had the following conversation:

Mommy: “Do you know why we say a blessing before we eat?”
Little One: “No.”
Mommy: “It’s to thank God for giving us food.”
Little One: “Actually, God gives the food to grocery stores and Whole Foods, and then we go buy it.”

Close...so close.

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