Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Tell it as it is.
She was talking about the sanctity of marriage and how important the family unit is in today’s society.
“When a man and a woman love each other very much,” she said, “they decide to get married and they have a wedding. Jesus went to a wedding a long time ago. Father Ignatius will read you the story later. How many of you have been to a wedding?”
A few children raised their hands and they talked all at once relating their experiences.
“Good … OK settle down,” she continued gently, “now when a man and a woman get married in church there is a priest there to bless the marriage … and the man and woman are given rings to wear on this finger here … Did you see that happen … Those of you who have been to a wedding?”
One or two of them said they’d seen this when they attended a relative’s wedding.
“The wedding rings are a symbol of the people’s love for one another,” continued Miss Lemon patiently, “and they normally wear the ring all their lives. It shows to everyone that they are married.
“So … can anyone tell me how you tell a man and a woman are married?”
A young boy raised his hand and said, “They yell at the same kids!”