Jack and I were singing “This little light of mine” the other day and when we got to the part that says “Don’t let Satan blow it out”, Jack abruptly stopped singing and stated “Satan goes to our church.”
Since we just recently switched churches this somewhat concerned me - not because I actually thought Satan went to our new church but because I was worried about the things they might or might not be teaching my sons during Sunday school.
So to get to the bottom of it all I asked Jack who told him Satan goes to our church?
“No one, Mama. He’s in my class.”
“Satan is in your class?!?!”
“Well is Satan good or bad, Jack?”
“Mama, he’s good….he’s just a kid!!”
“So let me get this right, Jack - Satan goes to our church, he’s in your class and he’s a good kid?”
“No, no, no!!! Taten is in my class at church.” Good grief! I certainly hope Jack is calling this kid by his real name and not by Satan. We will certainly be excommunicated if this little problem continues.
So, if you are Taten’s mom or dad, I sincerely apologize for my son calling your son Satan. It was not done out of spite, in fact Jack thinks very highly of your son. And if it makes you feel any better, Jack was repaid a few days later at the park with kids who were continually calling him a donkey…I was very glad they did not know that his name was Jack or they might have gone ahead and upgraded the donkey name calling to the next level.