Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

Welcome to “Felix Martinus Sixtus/Sextus”!!!

Louise left a comment on a former post saying:

I’m just dropping in to tell you that our son, Felix Martin was born on Friday 23 July, weighing in at 8lb 2oz.

Many thanks for the prayers. I’m recovering well and the baby is healthy and a beautiful little chap, adored by us all.

Woohoo, Louise! Well done, and congratulations, and all our prayers! Please email me a photograph and I will be happy to post it on this ‘ere blog! May he indeed live up to his name and bring true happiness to you and all his family! (I take it the middle name was not after the great 16th century reformer?)


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From the mouth of babes…

Well, she’s not really a babe anymore, although she might be one day again in another sense in the near future (god help any young man who calls her that…), anyway, down to business:

My nine (“I’m going on ten, Dad”) year old daughter Mia recently wrote the following for presentation to her class in our local parochial school (she did it as a rather neat kind of art-deco powerpoint):

Who is God?

This question is reguarly asked.

Different people have different answers like
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
the maker of the universe,
the god who loves me,
and looks after me.

I think God is everything;
he is God the light,
God the shepherd
and God the guide.

What does he look like?

Have you ever wondered this?

Some people picture him like a ghost.
Others picture him as a person.
I’ve even heard someone say God might not be a boy.

I think he is invisible to our eyes,
but he’s still there.

Does God have super powers?

This is an interesting question.

One of my friends thinks he has the power of super fast running.
Another thinks he has the power ot be everywhere at once.

I think God has the power
to love, be kind and to be generous.

No coaching involved in this, guys. It’s all authentic Mia. Including the bit about the gender of the Deity!

But I have to say, I am just blown away by that final line about God’s “super power” being his ability “to love, be kind and to be generous.” That is just profound.


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