The Spirit of Christ is contagious
Coffey Break from the April/May 2012 issue
Have you ever watched a group of youngsters playing together and having fun? If you've worked with children, I'm sure you've witnessed their excitement over the smallest things life holds for them. Little children run, skip, laugh, smile, and are generally happy. Their good mood is contagious, and you enjoy being with them.
There is nothing like the innocence and delight of children to inspire us to experience the spirit of Easter and Pentecost, bask in the new life of Christ, and renew the gift of the Holy Spirit with pure joy.
In this issue you'll find the same exuberance and joy in the articles by our experienced catechetical writers. You'll be able to teach with confidence what we celebrate during the Easter season, culminating with the celebration of Pentecost. And I encourage you to use the creative activities we present here to celebrate all that you and your students have accomplished this year.
Lee Danesco's article starts us off with the joy of Easter. Michael John's ritual shows us how to ignite the Pentecost spirit in children. Treat yourself to some quiet time with "One last thought" by Kathy Hendricks to reminisce over your year. Children of all ages will enjoy making Lisa Durant's end-of-the-year activity to help their faith grow over the summer.
Like the joy of a child, my prayer is that we will be so on fire with the Spirit, our joy becomes contagious too! Let the alleluias ring!
How do you spread the Spirit of Christ with those you teach during the Easter season, Pentecost, and at the end of your catechetical year? Send me an email and let me know.
Wishing you a summer filled with the Spirit of Christ,