When I was discussing who God is with my Muslim barber, I was helped by my 4-year-old piping up from the waiting area: “God is a loving union of three: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
“All right,” the barber said with a shrug, “I’ll go with that then.”
Ruby, the evangelist.
It’s from my shorter Shorter Catechism, also known as “The Question-and-Answer Game.” She holds each of my fingers as I ask:
- Who is God? A loving union of three.
- Who are the three? The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- Who is Jesus? The Son of God.
- Why was he born? To become our brother.
- What did he teach us? To love God and love others.
- Why did he go to the cross? To die our death.
- Why did he rise? To give us new life.
- Why did he go to heaven? To pray for us.
- Who did he give us? The Holy Spirit.
- What are we waiting for? Jesus to come back and make everything new.
Then you hold onto her fingers and switch roles. It’s a game, see? The Question-and-Answer Game.