Glo worked really hard on the medals and was really proud. She brought my cardboard cross medal to show me and there was a man in the middle of the cross labeled "God." God was floating, had a halo and was quite clearly frowning. I immediately went into concerned mother mode. Why would my child place a frown on God's face? What sort of God have I taught her about that seems so unhappy? I had failed as a parent and theologian.
I asked my daughter, "Why is God frowning? He looks grumpy."
"Mom. . . Jesus is nice and he loves us, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't smiling on the cross."
Schooled by a 6 year old.
Seminary is ruining me for the real world.
The medal now hangs proudly with my race medals to remind me of how my kids keep me humble.