11 April 2011

missing child

This is a story passed on to me by one of our mothers. The story which has made a real impact on her child was the story of the boy Jesus in the Temple (Faces of Easter II):

Mummy! Mummy! When Jesus was a boy, he went missing! 

William Brassey Hole (public domain image)

I want to be careful not to present this just as cuteness. It strikes me that the child is recognizing the humanity of Jesus - realizing that he really did share in the kinds of experiences that we are familiar with, even as children.

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