Encountering Christ: As we combined all of the Catechist of Good Shepard Classes ages 3-12 together into the hall to procession into the room where we could as a class re-enact 'The Last Supper' I said to myself "Oh Jesus help, these very little ones are so active!" I focused immediately on the most active 3 year old. I said "Hi, would you like to help me by carrying the Crucifix of Jesus?" He was adorable when he took the Crucifix from me and his whole disposition knew in that second he had Jesus in his hand and that this was SPECIAL. Jesus was SPECIAL. This was a very important SPECIAL time for Jesus and for him! The 3 year old little boy held the Crucifix out away from his body and up in front of his face (I never told him to do this). Instantly he was present to Jesus. Instantly I knew this was a manifestation of Jesus Christ in this child's spirit. He was so in awe of this Crucifix of Jesus. I was in awe of how he was so affected so much so quickly and in such a holy way. He never said a word the whole time he carried the Crucifix nor did he look anything else as he walked to place the Crucifix on the table. When I asked him if he was okay this previous loud child never answered, he just moved his head motioning he was okay. I was not quite so sure I was, as this was the first time I had ever witnessed or felt so humbled to witness this encounter with Jesus, Himself, so adorably in a human being. Thank you.