Jane Shares her Religion Lesson with Her Little Brother
When Jane came home from school, Billy pleaded, “Jane, push
me on the swing Dad made for me.”
Jane said, “Okay, and I will tell you a story, too.”
She took Billy by the hand and walked him to the back yard.
Jane lifted Billy into the swing. She
pushed it gently.
Billy said, “Tell me the story!”
Jane said, “Jesus was going around his country telling
people about God, his Father.
Crowds gathered wherever he went. And people wanted to get up close to see and
“Billy, Jesus cured people of all kinds of things. He could make blind people see, and he fixed
the ears of people who couldn’t hear, so that they could hear everything. He
even brought people back to life.
And one day, people were crowding around him. The Apostles,
his closest friends, were trying to keep people from pushing and shoving. Some women wanted Jesus to bless their
children. I guess they were really
pushing their children up front.
So, some of the apostles, stopped them. They told them to
get away, because they were crowding Jesus. And do you know what happened?”
Billy, wide–eyed turned in the swing to look at Jane behind
him. “What happened?” he asked.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the
children come to me.’ Jesus really likes children. He talked to them and he
“And Mr James, my catechist, says Jesus loves us, too. And
we can tell Jesus anything at all and he will listen. Right now, we can talk to
Jesus because he promised to be with us always.”
Billy’s eyes opened even wider. “You mean Jesus is here
“Yes,” Jane said, “And he likes to be with us. Want to tell
Billy said, “Oh, Jesus, THANK YOU for this swing Dad made