Blessings Are for All Ages

By Kristy Solis

Have you ever asked your child “What is your favorite part of Mass?”

As we prayed as a family tonight, I asked this very question to my 4-year-old daughter. This child of God said, “The best part of Mass is ‘The Cross! When I cross my arms to walk up during the sacrament for the blessing. It is the reason I go to Mass every week to see Jesus when I get my blessing.”

At this tender young age, I did not even know that she could identify a sacrament. But, in this moment, I could tell that she feels the everlasting love of God and belonging to God’s family. Tonight, the Holy Spirit shined through this child of God.

This reminded me of the Gospel of Mark when Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

It does not matter the age. God, with open arms, accepts and loves each and every one of us as his family. He blesses us all from childhood to adulthood, until we are united once again.

Therefore, I challenge you to ask your children. “What is your favorite part of Mass?” You will be surprised. No matter the child’s age, the child will reap benefits from attending Mass.

Let us pray, “Lord thank you for blessing me no matter how old I am. With these blessings allow the Holy Spirit to shine through to serve others.”



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