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Page 6 March 7, 1998 If you could come up with an 11th commandment, what would it be? Instead of watch- ing TV, thou shall spend five minutes in prayer. I think that TV is not very spiritual, but prayer isl Sara Kajdan Thou should al- ways look at the beauty inside a per- son instead of look- ing at the beauty on the outside. Every- one is equal in God's sight. Monica Torres Thou shall re- spect your parents. Parents love you no matter what you do, and they really want what is best for you. Jonathan Asner Jordan Plugge Thou shall treat your body with re- spect, as it is precious and made in God's likeness. Since God gave us our bodies, we should not put anything into our bodies that is not nu- tritious or good for our health. We should tleasure it. Thou shall not discriminate against a person because of race, religion, gen- der or age. Whites, Africans and all races are made equal. We should like who they are and not care what other people think. Magen Yates These responses are from sixth-grade stu- dents in religious education at Holy Redeemer Church in Clarksville. Their teacher is Bar- bara H. Langfz is. ARKANSAS O Marie Elena chewed her but- that Father understood her prob- tom lip nervously. She had asked lem. "These feelings of anger are to talk to Father Jim. Now she very strong in me, Father. Some- wasn't sure what to say. times, I'd like to hit Ramon very "It's nice to see you, Marie hard!" Elena Sister told me you have a "Do you ever hit your little question to ask." brother?" Father asked with a "Yes, Father Jim. Sometimes serious look. I feeL.really, really angry at my "Oh, no!, My mother and father little brother, Ramon, Am I a bad would punish me." person? .... I'm glad you don't hit him. Now "The fact that you've given let me answer your question. You this some thought at your age can't help how you feel, Marie tells me you're a very good per- Elena. Feelings don't make a per- son," son good or bad.What matters is Marie Elena smiled back at what you allow yourself to think Father Jim. She felt better al- and do." ready. She wasn't sure, though, "1 think about hitting my CAN YOU FIND THE 5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO PICTURES? ACROSS 2. An animal that lays eggs. people are sometimes called this If they refuse to fight 3. A ceremony at which a priest says a homily 8. Not holding something bad against a person 9. Selecting one thing instead of another brother," Marie Elena admitted. "Try to put those thoughts out of your mind right away. If you allow yourself to think bad things, you are making a bad choice. An- gry thoughts lead to angry ac- tions. The sooner you can get rid of those thoughts, the better." Marie Elena thought for a mo- ment. Then she giggled. "1 can picture myself chasing bad thoughts out of my head with a great big broomF Father Jim laughed, too. "That's a wonderful image! Thinking about sweeping away angry thoughts might make you laugh. It's hard to stay angry while you are laughing. Do you mind if I use that example in my next homily?" "What's a hom.lelie?"asked Marie Elena. "A homily (pronounced hah- moh-lee) is the talk a priest gives during Mass," Marie Elena looked pleased, "1 wouldn't mind, Father. I'm glad I could help you." Father Jim laughed again. "You came here looking for my help. I think I'll ask for your advice when I have trouble coming up with an idea for a homily." "Anytime, Father," said Marie Elena with a smile. 10. The talk a priest gives at 4. Things we do Mass 5. Something someone wants 12. Something that needs to to ask be worked out 6. Being able to make choices 14. The number times 7 that 7. We can't help our __ Jesus said to forgive 11. What we can use to "sweep someone away" angry thoughts 15. A weak person who is 13. Feeling of being mad at afraid someone DOWN l. What we think WHAT JESUS Jesus taught his apostles about love and forgiveness. One day, they asked him if they should forgive someone as many asseven times. "Seventy times seven!" said Jesus. That meant that they should forgive over and over again, without counting the times. Another time, he told them to turn the other cheek if someone slapped one cheek. He always advised them to forgive anyone who did something wrong. Was Jesus a wimp? If we refuse to fight, are we "chicken"? Far from itl Giving in to anger Is easy. Refusing to give in to one's feelings is much harder. Try It yourself and see! Hidden Sentence Puzzle There is a hidden sentence in this square of letters. To find it, start with the S in the center of the top line and draw a continuous line from letter to letter. Be sure you are forming a word. You may go }eft or right, up or down, but not diagona,y. By the time you have gone through every letter, you should have a sentence. 'f ', ~il/ Jb ~ ..................... q:) 1.r