Thursday, October 25, 2007

Poor God

My grandson and I have some of our most interesting conversations in the morning while he is drinking his coffee and I am doing dishes. I am close to him but not looking at him. It seems to make those "hard" conversations a little easier.

Anyway, it was Thursday morning a week ago. On Wednesday nights, I teach 5th grade C.F.C.(Christian Formation Classes) at my church and he attends the 2nd grade class at the same church.

I asked him what he had learned the previous evening and he told me that they learned about saints. I asked him what saints were and he told me that they were holy people who were dead. Close enough for a 7 year old.

He asked me what my class had learned the previous evening. I told him that we were learning about how God "is now, was then, and always will be."

He thought about this for a minute and then, just like my class, asked me who made God. I told him that God wasn't made - that He always has been.

Lil man asked me if God made Himself out of dust. I explained that that was impossible since God, already in existance, made the dust. I told him that some things are not understandable, that you just have to have faith.

He said OK.

A couple of minutes later, he asked about God's mom. Didn't God's mom exist before God?

I explained to him that while Jesus was born of Mary, God had no mother.

His answer?

"Poor God!"

but lucky, lucky me.

7 comments:

My Husband Calls Me Weird said...

Yes, very, very lucky you. You have a sweet grandson.

lisa's chaos said...

Time with grandson sounds so sweet.

Karmyn R said...

Those were the type of questions I had at the same age - (as well as "where did the dinosaurs come from") but were never answered to my satisfaction. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it.

Patriot said...

Cute kid - great response!

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Junebug said...

Awesome conversation and what a sympathetic expression from a little boy.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Isn't that totally adorable? I can't wait for that. Cause, you know my son's gonna have a metaphysical moment at 4 and realize the seminary is in his future, right! :) No pressure. Just like there'll be no pressure to attend Notre Dame!!

Hey. I have a saint question for you. Can you think of several 20th century ones. I'm doing it for my Thursday 13 next week that happens to fall on All Saints. I've got six, but I'd love your imput!

bermudabluez said...

You have a very adorable grandson!! Savor those moments!

 
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