Only the Penitent Man Shall Pass

kevins-first-penanceMy youngest son Kevin received his second sacrament last night. Specifically, his first Penance.

The boy has been practicing hard and memorizing his prayers; so much so, he could recite everything after a day or two. The only issue we were worried about was whether or not he would freak out during the actual service.

Kevin sat well in his pew, kept his hands folded, but at one point we looked over and noticed he wasn’t wearing his glasses. A year ago, he snapped them in two while having a bout of stress, so we were expecting the worst. Kevin performed admirably, his sacrament went off without a hitch, and when we went to get him, we were relieved to find his glasses were in his pocket.

“They were smudgey.”

The other little urchins were left home, so we stopped at the convenience store afterward to get Kevin a snack. He chose donuts; the preferred snack of children with a clean soul.


5 thoughts on “Only the Penitent Man Shall Pass

  1. Congrats to the little dude. Very nice looking young man……….

    He sounds like a policeman in the making with his snack choice………


  2. Metoo – Thank you. He gets his looks from his mother. Obviously.

    Tan – Nice. A lot of kids were smiling. Kevin was on the altar, and thought smiling was not appropriate.


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