Saturday, October 27, 2012
Out of the mouths of babes
And Jesus said to them, Yes; have you never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have perfected praise? -- Matthew 21:16 (American King James Bible)
Two weeks ago tonight Carolann and I drove to Tracy's and Martha's house in McKinney to join their semi-weekly Bible study group. This will come as a surprise to our family and friends in California because we're not church-goers but we're not heathens, either. We're quiet believers.
And frankly, more to the point, we're new to Texas and have no social life. We need to meet people.
So, there we were, eight or ten of us having snacked and socialized, now seated together in our friends' living room engrossed in the book of Daniel and sharing The Word.
Tracy's and Martha's eight-year-old daughter Sadie was upstairs in her room, unseen and forgotten.
The Good Book is passed to our new friend, Mike.
A dog barks in the backyard. Sadie yells at the dog through her upstairs window, telling him to be quiet.
MIKE: "Ezekiel describes his vision of God...
The dog begins baying.
MIKE: "A voice came from above..."
SADIE: (upstairs, to the dog) "SHUT UP YOU RETARD!!!"
We'll try to pick it up at that point tonight. I'm praying that Sadie is there.