How do babies pinch their noses?
How do zebras take naps?
How does chalk go on the ground?
We’re entering the question phase of the preschool years around here. How? When? Why? Bliss isn’t quite at the 300 questions per day rate, but its coming. Sometimes, I have no idea. Sometimes I tell her the answer to a question and she doesn’t believe me. Sometimes she just keeps asking over and over and over again. Sometimes, I think the “persistance” parables of Jesus were maybe less amusing at the time.
And yet – the constant questions are a kind of meditation in and of themselves. Its a way to interact with the world that is curious and open and interested. Its a little bit of science and a little bit of faith all rolled into one. Such is the mind of a preschooler. The openness and curiosity she’s showing? Such could be the mind of any engaged Christian, if only we’d ask.