Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Cheerful Giver?!?!?!

I know that I just posted a bunch of Clayton stories, but yesterday he came up with another zinger. This one had me laughing so hard that I was crying.

For about the last six months or so we have been giving Clayton a quarter to take to church with him. He immediately gives it to his teacher and says, "Here's my money for Jesus." It is our attempt at teaching the concept of giving and offering/tithe.

Fastforward to last night: Before Clayton went to bed I told him that I needed to clip his fingernails. He asked me why. I said, "Because we want to look our best tomorrow when we go to Jesus' house." He said, "Who is Jesus?" I was shocked because we say our prayers throughout the day, tell Bible stories, take him to church every Sunday, etc. I said, "Clayton, you know who Jesus is." He said (in that matter of fact tone), "Yep, he's that man who takes all my money."

I couldn't help myself - I burst into laughter. I guess that the preschool version of Theology 101 will start tomorrow!

3 comments:

Brad and Emily said...

That's too funny! I just read it to Brad, and he said "Oh, that's a good sermon illustration!" :)

Mrs. H said...

If you don't want to know what a child (especially like Clay Boy) is thinking, you probably need to see a situation from his perspective. I can't forget his reaction to discovering money in his Easter eggs! He is a joy...

Kati said...

Too funny! He's just saying what the rest of us are thinking! Ha, ha...only kidding! ;-)