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Give him a kiss, then give the icon a kiss.Seems like a pretty easy explanation for a six year old.
It's easier to explain icons to a child then to an adult with pre-conceived notions.
The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.
Of course, OC.net is not reflective of the Church, but is rather a surreal bubble. I have visited a lot of different parishes around the world and have listened to many hours of AFR...
Quote from: xOrthodox4Christx on April 21, 2014, 08:11:44 AMGive him a kiss, then give the icon a kiss.Seems like a pretty easy explanation for a six year old. Fun, too! Just don't start tickling the icons.
Kids understand telling stories through pictures. Telling him what happens in each icon he's interested in will do the trick. Perhaps it's time to find a book on saints' lives, too.
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