Crisis of Faith

Discussion in the car on the ride home from preschool.

Lucy (age 5): Dad, who built the world?

Me: Well, that is kind of like asking who built a tree. Trees grow, they aren’t built. We can say that God made them.

Lucy: But God isn’t real.

Me: God isn’t real?!?

Lucy: No. When we pray for things, God doesn’t give them.

Me: Like what?

Lucy: Like I wanted a bunny rabbit, and I wanted mommy to have flowers for mother’s day, and I wanted a toy.

Me: But there are bunnies who live in our yard, and Kathleen got flowers for mommy for mother’s day. So it looks like you got what you wanted.

Lucy: But I didn’t get a toy.

Me: You have LOTS of toys. Maybe too many!

Lucy: Stop talking about God dad.

Me: Ok Lucy.