(Quote) Theresa-722703 said: Janna is very upset that she cannot have Jesus come to her heart in Communion. I finally came up with ...
(Quote) Theresa-722703 said: Janna is very upset that she cannot have Jesus come to her heart in Communion. I finally came up with an answer to mollify her. I told her that she is pure and innocent and she does not need to receive Jesus in Communion because he is always in her heart.
One of my friends here suggested I have her talk to Father. So we posed her question to him. He told her that she needed to be older and wiser to receive Communion. She got that look on her face so I thanked Father and got her out of there.
She has been mollified but I know the discussion is not over. I am also teaching her some prayers for after Communion. Hopefully I will have some time before the next round.
Last Sunday, she had a few words to say about people drinking Jesus's blood.
When you said prayers for after communion, did you mean prayers like this one for spiritual communion?
--> www.ourcatholicprayers.com That one is really a prayer in lieu of communion, not so much for after communion- I don't know if that distinction would be helpful for her, or if it would be helpful for her to know that we have special prayers to be said by the many people who (like her) can't receive communion just now. Jesus is not limited to only coming into the hearts of those receiving communion. He's God, after all. :)
If she takes to the idea of the spiritual communion, maybe she'd like a nice holy card with her special communion-time prayer on it. Or if y'all are the crafty sort, maybe she can draw her own holy card and you can help her put a prayer on the back- one of those or a simplified version that would be easy for a 5 year-old to remember. Maybe that would help her feel more involved and connected to what is going on?