In my last two Posts I covered 'Domestic Gods' and discussed 'Creation and Gods', so I thought we could now tackle some deeper theological thoughts. Those of you still young enough to remember as far back as June 2010 will recall that my first Post was a 'Letter to God', which I was pleased with at the time, but I have just bought a small book for 30p from a Charity Shop entitled 'Children's Letters to God' (edited by Marshall and Hample)and I now realize I am a complete novice at putting God on the spot. Try these as a random sample:-
Dear God, Can you show me how to get paint off? Howard.
Dear God, I would like all the bad things to stop. Debbie.
Dear God, I lost my glove again and I'm going to get heck unless somebody sticks up for me. Will you? Martha.
Dear God, My father is mean. Please get him not to be. But don't hurt him. Martin
Dear God, My father can never get a fire started. Could you make a burning bush in our yard? Sherry
Dear God, O.K. I kept my half of the deal. Where's the bike? Bert.
Dear God, My father is very smart. Maybe he could help you? Margo.
Dear God, Are boys better than girls? I know you are one but try to be fair, Sylvia.
My personal favourite though, as a would-be writer looking for tips to producing a best-seller, is:
Dear God, I read your book and I like it. Where do you get your ideas? John.
There are dozens of them, all good, with lots of funny illustrations and I strongly recommend you to buy the book......a snip at 30p. Or I'll sell you my copy for 20p.