Friday, March 27, 2009

The God Questions: A Child's View

Little Rachael Paley, a preschooler, recently had a conversation, with her mother Donna Foster-Paley, about God. Her responses help us to understand how sacred are the insights of a child, for they can go places we adults have long ceased to go. Maybe at your Seders it would be a good idea to go around and ask these questions When the youngest child asks the Big Four, we can add a few more to the mix.

Donna: How do you know there is a God?
Rachael: We have to think in our heads that there is One.

Donna: Can God talk to us?
Rachael: Yes, He calls us on his Cloud Phone.

Donna: What does God do?
Rachael: God grows the trees for us. He makes the colors of this world.

Donna: What does God look like?
Rachael: God can look like any way you think He looks like. i think he looks like a baby (kissing 9 month old brother David). God looks like a creature, like a lion, and He eats up David's toes.

Donna: Does God watch out for us?
Rachael: Yes, that's the boring part.
Donna: What's the exciting part?
Rachael: Chocolate kisses! God makes candy!


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