Blog Template Theology of the Body: Overheard in mass today

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Overheard in mass today

As the priest was presenting the consecrated host, the sanctus bells rang...two rows in front of us a little boy, probably no more than two years old, must have thought it was a phone, because he answered the bells with a "hello?"

Needless to say, a number of us had a hard time keeping a straight face. The dad who was holding the little boy just about fell out of his pew...

Or maybe he was just a precocious theologian, and really just acknowledging the presence of Christ in the mass. Maybe we could learn something from the little boy and our response to the presentation of the body and blood of Christ, as the bells ring, should be to murmur under our breath, "Hello."