23 September 2009

biblical literacy

Garty has his little blue Bible open. He's been using it to sing songs about "God and Jesus." A minute ago he told me, "It says Joshua knocked the wall down." I was excited that he remembered a Bible story, so I said, "Did they walk around the city until it fell down?" Garty hastily agreed but then added, "The wall fell in Joshua's eye, but it didn't fall in Patience's eye." In that moment I realized that Garty doesn't remember the Bible story at all. He's talking about when Peter let them take a hammers to the walls in the 3rd floor hallway a few weeks ago. I guess it's back to square one for biblical literacy, but at least he has good memories of the remodeling project.

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