Sunday, February 12, 2012
"Mommy. I want to be a saint."
Sadie: "Mommy. I want to be a saint."
Me: "Oh Sadie! That's a really good thing to want to be. That's the most important thing to want. I want to be a saint too! And I want you and Daddy and Mae Bae to all be saints too!"
Sadie (with a very serious expression, in a surprisingly passionate tone): "I want to be a saint so bad!"
Me (hugging her): "You can be a saint! God wants you do be a saint! Do you know what you need to do? You need to pray and love God with all your heart! And you can ask him to help you be a saint."
Sadie: "Why do I need to love God?" She's had a serious case of the Why's lately.
Me: "Because he made you to love him. And he loves you!"
Sadie: "Dear God. I do love you. Please help.... New baby..."(along with a mixture of words I couldn't understand). In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen!"
I have to say I'm a big fan of the Catholic Children's Treasure Box. The stories about Saint Therese have made a huge impression on Sadie and I feel like the conversations and topics she's bringing up are pretty much exactly from the books! But it still completely surprises me when we have conversations like this (I have to think really hard to answer all her questions because she really thinks about the answers I give her and then asks more questions!).
I'm going to have to keep learning about our faith if I'm going to keep up with her! If that's not motivation I don't know what is!