What Does Your Child Think of God's Glory?

Here's how to talk to your child about the glory of God.
Here's how to talk to your child about the glory of God. (iStockPhoto | Derejeb)

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word "darkness" on the walls of his cell."
—C.S. Lewis

A while back, I posted this quote on my personal Facebook page. I knew it resonated with people based on the number of "likes" and "shares." So, I decided to share it here.

I encourage you to discuss it with your children. What do they think it means? God's glory? Diminishing it? What's the opposite?

Are there other truths/phrases they can suggest? I wonder if they'll use their smarts when filling in the blanks? Would you?

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by ___________________________________ than someone can _______________________________."

Or take it out of the context C.S. Lewis used, and discuss statements like these:

  • A friend or classmate cannot make me dumb by telling me I am.
  • No one can convince me I'm not creative when I know I am.
  • If someone doesn't remember my name, it doesn't mean I'm unimportant.
  • If a lot of people don't like my Instagram picture, it doesn't mean it was bad or I am ugly.

What's going on with you or your children lately? Would creating a statement like one of these help you have a meaningful discussion? I think so.

Dr. Kathy Koch is the author of Screens & Teens: Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World.

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