From the mouth of babes…

Well, she’s not really a babe anymore, although she might be one day again in another sense in the near future (god help any young man who calls her that…), anyway, down to business:

My nine (“I’m going on ten, Dad”) year old daughter Mia recently wrote the following for presentation to her class in our local parochial school (she did it as a rather neat kind of art-deco powerpoint):

Who is God?

This question is reguarly asked.

Different people have different answers like
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
the maker of the universe,
the god who loves me,
and looks after me.

I think God is everything;
he is God the light,
God the shepherd
and God the guide.

What does he look like?

Have you ever wondered this?

Some people picture him like a ghost.
Others picture him as a person.
I’ve even heard someone say God might not be a boy.

I think he is invisible to our eyes,
but he’s still there.

Does God have super powers?

This is an interesting question.

One of my friends thinks he has the power of super fast running.
Another thinks he has the power ot be everywhere at once.

I think God has the power
to love, be kind and to be generous.

No coaching involved in this, guys. It’s all authentic Mia. Including the bit about the gender of the Deity!

But I have to say, I am just blown away by that final line about God’s “super power” being his ability “to love, be kind and to be generous.” That is just profound.

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5 Responses to From the mouth of babes…

  1. Dixie says:

    Bravo!!! Great job of raising up your daughter, David.

    • Schütz says:

      Hi, there, Dixie! Haven’t heard from you for a while. Hope all is going well in Orthodoxy across the Big Puddle! Any thought of reviving your blog?

  2. Suedom says:

    So, so proud of my god-daughter!

  3. Christine says:

    From the mouths of babes indeed, the wisdom that comes from the hearts of children.

    Wonderful reflections from Mia.

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