True conversation at my house tonight as the boys sat in bed. Transcribed for your edification:
Henry (6): “Mom, what do you think about it if God would just make us so we don’t fight?”
Chet (7.5): (exasperated) Henry, God made us this way so we’d have to CHOOSE to do the right thing.
Henry: I am asking mom, Chet!
Chet: We’re supposed to LEARN how to get along. That’s why He made us like this.
Henry: Hey, Chet…you know how else God made us? Look at this. (turns his head to look over his shoulder)
Chet: (does the same) What?
Henry: He didn’t make us so we can turn our heads all the way around. We can only turn them this far.
Chet: Huh. yeah.
Now, I don’t know about you but I believe that is just laden with metaphorical implications. I’ll just leave you to ponder that.
as you were…