Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Philosophers come in all sizes....

i work in the kitchen at my kids school. i was having a grumbly kind of morning. walking through the school yard at recess i was asked by a group of grade 7 boys if they could ask me a question. feeling grouchy i was expecting them to be cheeky. but instead i got:
"do you think God is a man or a woman?"
i replied, "that is a very interesting question...."
they agreed, and as i turned to walk away i asked,"why does God have to have a gender?"
"yeah", i could hear them say.
then i heard the discussion continue with,"well first we have to determine that God exists..."
i walked away with a big smile, a grateful heart and confirmation that God does dwell in us all.

But gee-whizz, these kids are 11 maybe 12 and this is what they talk about at school?!
love that philosophical debate is happening mid week here with the tween set.

sparkle & twirl
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3 comments:

Teena said...

... hopefully someone encourages their conversations to grow ... along with their abilities to be the best they can be ...

Kaili said...

That's is so awesome :) Made me smile too!

Bev said...

well, that is very interesting...it is nice to hear that kids that age even care about god!
hope you are doing well, my friend...
xo