As children enter second grade they usually begin to prepare to receive the Eucharist for the first time. This year long process begins with preparation for Reconciliation, a time for the children to begin to understand the consequences of loving and unloving choices. Our concern is not that they are sinners, because they aren’t, but that sometimes we make choices that can make our relationship with others strained. This behavior could eventually interfere with our relationship with God. Reconciliation means a return to friendship and that is the focus of our preparation for this Sacrament of Healing.