Friday, May 1, 2009

We're in Traffic

So I have been having many discussions with my 12yr old daughter lately and I marvel at how much she has grown. I did get a little wistful of those younger years that seem to pass us by so quickly. I thought I would share this humorous story.

My daughter and I were in the car a while back having a discussion on G-d and the idea of heaven. I remarked that I believe we can create both a heaven and hell on earth and that its not some far away place. I remarked that I thought we were in heaven today. We slowly started coming to a stop because of the backup of traffic. It was at that moment that my daughter said, "No daddy, were not in heaven, we're in Traffic!!" Have a nice day.


atimetorend said...

Very funny anecdote, and a quick witted daughter. She had the perfect setup for that response.

My 10 year old brought up the topic of heaven and hell last night. He was essentially toying with Pascal's Wager of avoiding hell by "accepting Jesus into [his] heart", just in case, responding to something he heard in school. I'm trying to push him towards your view as a viable perspective. I am *passionately* hating the education some grownups give children about their eternal destiny.

Yael said...

Your daughter have a quick comeback? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree now does it? :D

Anonymous said...

Bright kid! Wit is the spark of imagination - and imagination leads to genius in my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Love the comment. Sharp kid. I hope my 9 and 10 year old's can get their minds off tattling on each other enough to clever up in the next couple of years.

I really like this take on heaven and hell. I have been looking through scripture trying to find a place of a literal heaven and hell. Can't find it. Will keep looking. I came across this idea first from Brian McLaren and Rob Bell and then NT Wright. It makes a whole lot of sense.

Bar L. said...

HAha, I got a good chuckle out of this one. Kids are the greatest (till they aren't)