More from a 1947 7th-grade text, part of the The Christ Life Series in Religion.
Note, again, how the child is treated as a full-fledged member of the Body of Christ, with responsibilities and the capacity to know his or herself and receive grace fruitfully and grow in union with Christ. No pandering, no dumbing-down. Nor is it about rule-following or a shallow embrace of external actions. It is, as the textbook says, about becoming “more intimately united with Christ.”