A little lad in Central Africa had learned to read the New Testament in the mission school. Sometime later, the Roman Catholic fathers persuaded him to be baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. They gave him a medal to wear on which was a representation of the virgin. 'It will be easier for you to pray when you look at that,' they said, 'and the mother of Jesus will pray to her Son for you.'
Several months passed, and the boy returned to the evangelical mission. Asked the reason why he did not go to the Catholics, he said, 'I read in the Gospels that Mary lost Jesus when she was on a journey; so I thought, if she forgot her own little boy, she will surely forget me: so I am going to pray straight to Jesus.'—The Good Samaritan
(Luke 2. 44-49; John 2. 5)