9.01.2008

A Three Year Old's Eschatology

"Mommy, what will happen to us when we die?"
"We'll go to heaven to live with Jesus there."
"No, I mean what will happen to our HOUSE when we die?"
"Well, we won't need it anymore, will we? We'll be living in heaven."
"Yeah, heaven! And maybe there will be a dark cave there with no bears
and maybe God will have lots of movies in there!"

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is great! It brought to mind two conversations I overheard between G and M years ago, which were also worth recording. Both took place when G was 4 and M was 2.

Overheard while two little girls were playing with toys in the back seat of the car, me driving:
G: (referring to M's toys) M, do they love Jesus?
M: (emphatically) No, they do not!
G: Then why are they dancing?

And
M: How do we get to heaven when we die? I think we get wings and fly up like angels.
G: I think God reaches down and picks us up.

Anonymous said...

That is great! It brought to mind two conversations I overheard between G and M years ago, which were also worth recording. Both took place when G was 4 and M was 2.

Overheard while two little girls were playing with toys in the back seat of the car, me driving:
G: (referring to M's toys) M, do they love Jesus?
M: (emphatically) No, they do not!
G: Then why are they dancing?

And
M: How do we get to heaven when we die? I think we get wings and fly up like angels.
G: I think God reaches down and picks us up.

Anonymous said...

whoops--sorry about the repeat! please delete extra one if you can. they are cute conversations, but not THAT cute. ; )

Mum said...

OK-So I have to include my recent conversation with G at Erik's Deli.

G looking around with knit brow, " Where is the Cross?"
Mimi-"What cross?"
G-"The Cross to tell people that Jesus died on the Cross, so they could remember"
Mimi-"Hmmm, most restaurants don't have a Cross"
G-"Why?"
Mimi- "Good question"
G-"Can I have another pickle?"

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  • A Book of Salvias by Betsy Clebsch
  • Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
  • Making Bentwood Trellises by Jim Long
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
  • Rose Primer: An Organic Approach to Rose Selection & Care by Orin Martin
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  • The Book of Garden Secrets by Patent & Bilderback
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  • the Gardener's Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking by Richard Merrill & Joe Ortiz
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  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Plant Names: Common & Botanical
  • We Made A Garden by Margaret Fish

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  • vespertinus: flowers in the evening
  • vernalis:spring
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