This morning as I was cleaning up the kitchen, Little Brother wandered in and said, “Remember when Jesus said ‘Hi, Buddy’?”
“No, I don’t. When did Jesus do that?”
“In church, last time!”
“Did Jesus sing by himself in church last time?” (Father had sung a prayer after the Lamb of God this past Sunday, instead of reciting it).
“Yes, Jesus singed all by himself and then everybody singed a song together.”
Obviously Little Brother still thinks that Father is Jesus. It was a different priest this time, but that didn’t matter to Little Brother.
We’ve never explained the concept of persona Christi to our children, but Little Brother apparently gets it. As Pope John Paul the Great said, “The priest is a living and transparent image of Christ the priest.”
And Little Brother is his buddy.