Monday, June 10, 2013

Learning new words

We were reading the scriptures in the car the other day, including this verse, spoken by Jesus:
And even unto the great and last day, when all people ... shall stand before God, to be judged of their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil -- If they be good, to the resurrection of everlasting life; and if they be evil, to the resurrection of damnation; ... according to the mercy, and the justice, and the holiness which is in Christ.... (3rd Nephi 26:4-5).
Superstar asked a good question. He's been doing a lot of that lately. He asked what "damnation" meant. We explained that it meant being unable to live with Father in Heaven or being an eternal family.

The kids then practised sounding out this wonderful new word they had learned.

Joy and I looked at each other, waited, listened, and decided not to let them smell that this was a big deal. They might say it more often, if we did! They finished. We let it drop. And when we were done, I asked the kids what we had read, and they did not say, "Damnation."

One more disaster averted.