Children And Communion

I was taking the bread along a row of communicants yesterday, when I arrived at three-year-old Jake. As is my habit with children, I knelt down to be nearer his height. As is also my habit, I dispensed the formal liturgical words such as, “The body of Christ keep you in eternal life,” and said something like this as I tore off a piece of bread and offered it to him: “Eat this to remember that Jesus died for you and loves you.”

He looked at me and said, “No thank you, I’ve just had my biscuit.”

Priceless. And certainly better than my own seven-year-old daughter, who took one look at the roll on the paten and said, “Is it Kingsmill?” Interesting that Kingsmill Bread’s latest campaign on its home page is Kingsmill Confessions

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About Dave Faulkner

I'm a British Methodist minister, married with two children. I blog from a moderate evangelical-missional-charismatic perspective, with an interest in the 'missional' approach. My interests include Web 2.0, digital photography, contemporary music and watching football (Tottenham Hotspur) and cricket.

Posted on January 10, 2011, in Children, ministry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Richard, Jason, thank you for your kind comments. I was tempted to make some ‘spiritual’ comment about adults who in a different way have also had quite enough of Jesus, but I think it was worth just letting Jake’s comment stand!

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  2. priceless indeed 🙂

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  3. Hilarious! Aren’t children wonderful!!

    J x

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  4. I second Jason’s comment.
    I’ve had some funny moments teaching scripture too – impossible to suppress a smile sometimes.

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