Remember the moment in The Return of the King (book, of course) when Frodo and Sam are slogging through dreary Mordor and there is a fleeting break in the never-ending clouds and they see a star?
Today I received this via email from someone who was at the Sunday Mass I celebrated this morning.
Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,
I remember you mentioning that you enjoy it when kids draw pictures. I thought you might enjoy this story, a picture of words, from my 3-year-old son, (whom you baptized!), this morning at mass as he watched you place the extra hosts back in the tabernacle after the distribution of Holy Communion:
“Mom! Jesus is putting Jesus back into the wall up there!”
I was about to correct him and say that “Fr. Zuhlsdorf is putting Jesus in the tabernacle.” But then I thought to myself, “He’s not wrong, in the alter Christus sort of way.” And so I didn’t correct him. I suppose in the maturity of later years we can discuss the theological distinctions. For the time being, thank you for being an alter Christus for our entire family.
Here’s a video of ___ (and his 2-year-old brother, ___ in the background) from last month singing the Salve Regina. Enjoy!