A lesson from our second graders:
Last Friday during school mass, Father Yi posed this scenario to the 2nd graders, “I know some of you have siblings, and you might disagree with each other, you might squabble or fight. How do you come back as one?”
The second graders, in their wisdom, responded:
"Get away from each other."
"Spend time in your room to chill out."
"Read the bible in your room."
"Go outside and walk it off."
"Take 10 deep breaths."
Father Yi continued to explain that when you disagree, you might get angry, you could go to your room and do these things, but eventually you should pray and forgive. Jesus said, “I pray that they may be one.”
After discussing different prayers and asking the students if they remembered the Act of Contrition, the whole 2nd grade class spontaneously began to recite the Act of Contrition aloud in unison.
The sound of this was heavenly and I think everyone in the church was touched by this beautiful example of our faith.
Father Yi then reminded all of us that this is what makes us one. Prayer and forgiveness.