Jesus, the Kindergarten God
Prejudices can be peculiarly transitory.
I remember a rather adversarial conversation in my early thirties with an elderly priest of the fire and brimstone persuasion. He finally said angrily, “I’ve been doing this for over forty years.” And I thought to myself, “Exactly. That’s the problem.”
Now that I’m a senior citizen, I tend to distrust the opinions of anyone under fifty. It made me nervous that our new insurance agent was about our grandchildren’s age, so I took to calling him the Kindergarten Kid.
One morning while reading the scriptures, I told my husband that if Jesus came back as thirty-something, I’d have a hard time taking him seriously.
My husband quipped, “You mean kind of like a kindergarten God?”