Zoe loves to sing the song “Blind Man” (or to put her own lyrics to its tune). After singing a few lines this afternoon, we had this theological discussion:
Zoe: Who’s crying on the road?
Me: The blind man.
Zoe: Why is he crying?
Me: Because he doesn’t know the way home.
Zoe: How does he get home?
Me: He follows Jesus. Jesus is the way.
Zoe: But . . . what way does Jesus show him?
Me: The blind man can’t see, so Jesus walks right next to him.
Zoe: No! What way does Jesus show him?
Repeat those last few lines of dialogue several times.
Zoe: What way? Where does Jesus take him?
Me: Jesus takes him down Fifth Street.
Zoe: Oh! Okay.
This, my friends, is why they tell you to avoid metaphor and simile in a children’s sermon.
What funny conversations have you had lately?