Image taken by me, Fall 2008
This evening, I was working with a student whose parents are teaching him new vocab words. Perhaps you remember this post about my attractiveness?? Anyways, today's list of words had a very religious tone to them: merciful, compassion, confess. He asked me questions about God, and our dialogue went something like this:
Student: Sometimes I talk to God when I'm in my room, but I don't know how he hears me.
Me: Well, God is a spirit, and he is everywhere, so he hears you no matter where you are.
Student: Really? I thought God was just in my room.
And it gets better. We were having a conversation, and I was acting like an ass to see if he could catch me not paying attention to him, and tell me to smarten up. He didn't, but afterwards, when I asked him about it, he had this to say:
Student: You weren't paying attention to me when I was talking to you. That wasn't very polite.
Me: How come you didn't say something to me?
Student: Well, my brain was thinking one thing, but my mouth was saying another.
Me: Oh really? What was that?
Student: Well, my mouth was talking about the topic we were talking about, but my brain was talking to God asking Him to forgive you for not paying attention because you're still a good person.
I swear... I couldn't make something that hilarious up!