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The Bible Is Good For All Sorts of Things

Every Sunday Maddie brings her personal Bible to church; her second grade class is encouraged to do so, trying to build the kids up to actually use their Bibles and become comfortable with them. Yesterday when Maddie ran to grab hers before getting in the car, Cora said, “Oh! I want to bring mine today, too!” and ran off to pick hers up – her new-for-Christmas, very lovely but perhaps intimidating-to-a-five-year-old grown-up Bible. I wasn’t sure why, but was happy to go along with it.

I dropped Maddie off at her Sunday school room before walking Cora to hers, and when Cora walked through her door she made a beeline for the teacher, clutching her Bible to her chest. Wanting to find out what was up, I did what any respectable parent would do: I eavesdropped.

“Hey, teacher, do you want to know something really interesting?” Cora peered owlishly up at her instructor.

Her teacher, of course, nodded yes.

“Well, in my sister Maddie’s Sunday school room, every time a student brings her own Bible to class, the teacher gives her a gumball!” Cora stared fixedly at the teacher. “Don’t you just find that really interesting?” Cora tapped her Bible significantly. “I just thought you might want to know that.

And then she skipped off to her seat.

When I picked Cora up from Sunday school she was clutching a new red pencil. “Guess what MY class gives out if you bring your Bible?” she shouted happily. “A NEW pencil! Isn’t that awesome?”

Nicely done, Sunday school teacher. Nicely done.


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