Monday, January 23, 2012

Remembering God

On Sunday morning, Marash Girl walked around the corner, crossed the street, and entered the sanctuary of Newton Corner's Eliot Church where she heard a story she will never forget.  Quoting the theologian Marcus Borg who was in turn quoting the Quaker scholar Parker Palmer, the minister at Eliot Church told the following story.

On the arrival of her new-born baby brother, a three-year old girl begged her parents for permission to speak with the baby alone.  Her parents at first hesitated, but remembering that there was a baby monitor in the room, finally agreed.  Leaving their daughter with her baby brother, the parents retired to the living room where, over the baby monitor, they heard their daughter whisper to her little brother, "Tell me about God.  I've almost forgotten."


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