Excerpts from a conversation with Kathleen last night before bed:
Kathleen: “Dad, why did God make me with such sensitive feelings?”
Me: “I don’t know. Maybe God wanted you to be nice, and so God gave you sensitive feelings.”
Kathleen: “No, being nice doesn’t make me sensitive.”
Me: “Well, maybe you are asking the wrong question. Instead of asking why God gave you sensitive feelings, you should ask what God wants you to do with your sensitive feelings.”
Kathleen: “Dad, you really need to lighten up.”
PhD studies in theology do not prepare one for discussing God with a six year old.