After Seven Years Of Catholic School

I overheard Laina educating her little brother about how God is Jesus and I found the conversation interesting purely because church attendance on behalf of our family has been spotty at best over the course of Laina’s life. I felt I should probably interject,

“Well Laina, actuallllllly…God is not Jesus…well what I mean is that God is our father, the son, and also the Holy Spirit. One entity. You know what an “entity” is right Laina? Yes, one entity that is actually three very important parts. Would it be easier for you to understand if we referred to all three parts of that entity as The Holy Trinity? So you’re right in that God is Jesus…or I mean Jesus is God…well like a part of God, or that God is in Jesus. In all of us? I think. Okay wait, let’s start over, ahem, in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth….”

This is a fun conversation to have with kids when after seven years of Catholic school education you still don’t really know what the heck you’re talking about.

I think I like her simplified version better. Why do we have to grow up and complicate everything?

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    Some things just aren’t explainable in easy terms…or maybe we just make it all too hard for ourselves. But that’s the mystery, right? That’s faith. Even when we can’t quite put it in words or comprehend it, we still believe.