My Birdie celebrated the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time recently. Being a good mom, I started writing a blog post about how to prepare a child for First Reconciliation, how to discuss reconciliation in way for a child to understand the healing nature of the sacrament and why it is important to develop a good habit of going to reconciliation regularly.
But, in the middle of typing all my thoughts, it occurred to me to just ask my child her thoughts of making the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.
She DID have a big smile. Sometimes we adults over think, analyze and worry about things. Maybe we should learn about the healing nature of Reconciliation from the big smiles of the kids receiving absolution for the first time.