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 second 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!