Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Slice of Life in the IC Household: Special K and Spiritual Warfare

So, chic #1, my 10 year old son, is asking me questions about spiritual warfare and original sin at the breakfast table.  (Don't they all?)  After bemoaning so much evil in the world:

Chic: "Sometimes, I just wish I could kick the devil in the face."

Me: "Well, son, I think you really ought to let God take care of that.  You stay away from evil and trust in God."

Chic: "You mean let God kick the devil in the face?"

Me: "Yes, basically."

Chic: "Yeah, but, it would be so much more satisfying if I could do it."

There, my friends, is the essence of temptation in a nutshell.


SherryTex said...


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Athanasius contra mundum said...

Funny how things we can't and/or shouldn't do, seem like they would be so satisfying.

PaperSmyth said...

Sounds like a few conversations at our breakfast table. :)

Jennifer said...

Tonight as we finished praying the rosary, my 7 yr. old stretched his rosary between his hands and said, "If I was God, I'd wait until the devil was walking across (rosary loose at this point) and then BAM (pulls it taught) I'd trip him so he'd fall flat on his FACE." (Emphasis his.)