When we were preparing for our 1st Confession,
we took a look at the confession boxes in our church.
We heard that long ago our grandparents and some of our parents
would have been to confession in the confession box.
We saw where the priest would sit.
Then we went back in time and went into the confession box.
We liked it. It was quiet and peaceful in there.
Teacher told us about the story of
‘The First Confession’ by Frank O’Connor,
where the little boy in the story knelt up
on the arm rest in the box at his First Confession.
“It must have been then that I noticed the shelf
at about one height with my head.
It was really a place for grown-up people to rest their elbows,
but in my distracted state I thought it was probably
the place you were supposed to kneel.”
This made us laugh.
We thought that was a funny thing to do!