Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Had a most illuminating discussion with my sons at lunch today. Somehow the conversation turned to God and how good He is. A thought occurred to me, and I asked the boys if God was ever bad. They thought for a minute, and then #1 said that yes, God was bad sometimes. I corrected him (of course!), and we talked for a bit about how God was never wrong, never did anything bad, was perfect in everyway--in short, holy.

Son #2 (just who just turned three years old) thought about this for awhile, and then summed up the conversation, with a simple, almost profound statement--which showed me he actually understood what we talked about.

"God doesn't get spanked."

Now, that's holy.