Here’s a good example of how times have changed and how catechists need to be aware of how kids will respond to something. As I was observing a 2nd grade class last evening, the catechist was asking the kids to name the 7 Sacraments and giving them clues to help them recall each of them. When it came to the Sacrament of Matrimony, the catechist offered a clue inviting the kids to complete the sentence . She said, “This is something your parents did. They got….?”
A girl raised her hand and without hesitation completed the sentence by blurting out…”DIVORCED!”
Yikes! 🙂 Indeed, times have changed. The catechist regained her composure and said, “OK, before they got divorced, they got….?” Finally, someone answered, “MARRIED!”
I guess we can never assume kids will give the answer we would expect!