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The Littlest Among Us...

Over the weekend, my husband’s parents took our three children to church. When we returned home, my mother-in-law stated that “Father had to stop Mass.”

I said, “I hope not for one of MY children.”

She excitedly replied, “Yes!” and went on to tell me the story. They had wanted to sit in the back of church, but my children wouldn’t sit there because they couldn’t see. So, up to the front row they went. As Father held up the Body of Christ and said “Behold the Lamb of God,” Becky (my two-year-old) stood up on the pew, pulled her cup out of her mouth, raised her hands in the air, and said “Behold the Lamb of God.”

Poor Father could not stop laughing! He had to pause for a moment to regain his composure. My son told me he even started that part over because he had been laughing so hard.

On the way out, my in-laws apologized to the priest. He told them not to worry. He was just glad that even the littlest among us was listening!

I thought that was a great response to what had happened at Mass that evening. I think Pope Francis would agree, if I can extrapolate on the comment he made just yesterday:

Babies cry, make noise, go here and there. But it annoys me when a baby cries in church and there are those who say he needs to go out. The cry of a baby is God’s voice: never drive them away from the church!


***Photo: Martin Podzorny /


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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."