Repost from 2004. Girl #1 is Girl #2 from the post about St Katherine of Alexandria and vice versa. Girl #3 is that post’s Girl #3’s slightly older sister.
Girl #1: “Mary.”
Me: “Right! And the other one?
Girl #2: “That’s an angel.”
Me: “Yes; do you know what the angel is called?”
Girl #2 puts up hand.
Girl #2: “I don’t know.”
Me: “It’s the Angel Gabriel. Do you know what he came to do?”
Girl #3 (who is otherwise very quiet, but when she talks, she talks): “He said to Mary you’re going to have a baby and call him Jesus and he’s going to be God when he grows up.”
Me: “Well, he was already God when he was born, but yes, it happened like that. Mary said: ‘How can I have a baby, I don’t even have a husband!’ ”
Me: “And the angel said, ‘God is the baby’s father,’ and Mary said, ‘If God wants me to do this, it’s all right with me.’ ”
Girl #1 (nodding gravely): “I know how Jesus is going to die. On the cross.”
Then it evolved into a discussion of the Passion and Easter, with as the absolute high point Girl #2’s remark “And when he died they put him in a grave but he was too alive for the grave so he rose again.”
The Queen Mother has also died, ninety-four years old, so they wanted to know whether people who aren’t Jesus can become alive again too; I told them “they’ll become alive again in Heaven with God”, only to find out that Girl #1’s father had told her exactly that the day before.