… inside every Catholic lies a fire bug with deep seeded pyromaniac tendencies. Just ask Fr. Erik or any other priest whose Easter Vigil fire can be seen from space. That is why I marvel at parents who lament they can’t get their kids to pray. Sure you can! Give ’em some matches [with adult supervision] and let them be in charge of lightening the votive candles. Bonus points if you incorporate incense… kids love smoke as much as flames!
The Catholic Kid @ St. Lawrence Basilica in Ashville, NC.