A “Gift” From God

Conversation on the way home from gymnastics …

Me: “Lucy, do you ever think about God?”

Lucy: “Of course.”

Me: “What do you think about God?”

Lucy: “He is going to give me another sister!”

So, I don’t want to do anything to shake my daughter’s faith, but … no. just. no.

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Sensitive Feelings

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.