Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gonna Be a Priest?

My firstborn, Jamie (who turns 6 on St. George's Day later this month), says he wants to be a priest when he grows up. His kindergarten teacher informed me last night that 2 other teachers at Jamie's school told her they thought Jamie would grow up to be a priest.

That would be great, and I'll continue to encourage him to consider and pray about that. Of course, we know the most important question is "What does God want you to be?"

When he was much younger, Jamie had indicated a desire to be a priest and used to play-act at being a priest: holding up small rocks and saying "This is my body ...". Then, when he got a little older, he said he wanted to get married and have 10 children. That would be great, too.

Most importantly, his renewed interest in being a priest has to do with the Eucharist. He is fascinated with the bread and wine becoming the Body and Blood of Our Lord. Unfortunately, I think Jamie may be under the impression that priests are "magic" and have "special powers" to confect the Eucharist.

My explaining to a 6-year-old that the priest isn't "magic" and doesn't have any special "powers", but rather prays for the Holy Spirit to change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood, is sorta falling on deaf ears at the moment. Jamie likes magic.

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At 4/10/2008 11:57 AM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Cool. But let's hope Jamie's (harmless) interest in having "special powers" doesn't lead him to desiring to become Barrack Obama when he grows up.


At 4/10/2008 12:06 PM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

The Jamiessiah?

Now THERE'S some change I can believe in!

(Especially if it means he'll start cleaning up after himself and stop being such a dope to an extent that it drives his poor mother crazy.)

At 4/10/2008 2:01 PM, Blogger PB said...

At least your oldest appears to have goals. :)

My soon to be 4 year old tells us he's going to have a yellow house close enough to walk to the library. He also says his brother is going to live in the house with him and work, so that he doesn't have to!

At 4/10/2008 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, Jamie sounds cute.

Maureen Martin


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