Monday, July 27, 2009

I was giving the presentation of The Wedding Banquet to a group of 6-8-year-0ld. I told them to listen carefully so they could tell me what Jesus was trying to tell us about the Kingdom of Heaven. They listened intently. So intently, that one little fellow said when I had finished, that he needed to hear it gain. He also asked me exactly what "binding hand and foot" really meant. So we went through the whole presentation again. Then we thought about it. They were very good at figuring out what Jesus meant. However, the little fellow still looked very concerned. Finally, he asked me if we could add another figure to the story. The figure of a queen. Intrigued by his thought pattern, I asked why. He was very clear. "Well, you see, if there had been a queen, she'd have given the fellow who showed up without a wedding robe a second chance."

Monday, July 13, 2009

God is everywhere

Lara, age 8, was outside with her mother afterschool. She started raising her arms and saying, "Thank you, God. Praise the Lord," and then bowing.
She said to her mother, "You know, Mom, God is everywhere, in everything, so it doesn't matter where you bow."

Monday, July 6, 2009

One of my favorite moments came when I was in the atrium by myself, cleaning and straightening after a delightful and chaotic Sunday morning, in which the children had planned a lovely prayer service. Left on the prayer table was a small slip of paper, no bigger than 1 square inch. It read:
O God, this werl needs to be com