December 19, 2011

the reason for the season...sort of

Me: Avila, do you remember what town Jesus was born in?

Her: Yeah. Bethlehem! Bethlehem means house of bread. The priest holds it up and says "This is my takes away the sins of the world" and Jesus comes through the bread and into our hearts and then we can go to Heaven. But if we don't listen to Him we can't go to Heaven.

Me, thinking quietly to myself: Whoa.

Compare that conversation to the one that happened two days later...

Me, reading the Nativity Narrative before bed: And there He was, laying in a manger...

Her: Um, mommy. Can you stop?

Me: Why, honey?

Her: Because I need to go look in the mirror to see how pretty my hair is.

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