One night as I was tucking my youngest son into bed, he sat right up as if he had just connected something in his mind and was having an “aha!” moment.
“Mom, Mom, is it true?” he said excitedly. “Is what true?” I asked.
“You know how at Mass, Father says to us that if we eat this bread, we will live forever?” With an expectant expression on his small face, he held his chubby hands outstretched as if he were holding the Eucharist between them, just as he had seen our pastor do at Mass. “Mom, is that true?” he asked. “Because if that is true, we will never die, right, Mom?”
Watch a retelling of this beautiful moment in the video below.
This story is also included in The Catholic Parents’ Survival Guide: Straight Answers to Your Kids’ Toughest Questions.