Last night while we were on our way home from dinner, Big Sister and I had an important conversation about deep spiritual truths...sort of.
Big Sister: Mama...what is faith?
Me: Well...faith is when you believe something even though you can't see it. Like, we believe in God even though we can't see Him.
Big Sister: (Very joyfully) And I believe in God so I have faith!
Me: Right! (Whew) Why did you ask me that?
Big Sister: Wait mama, first I need to ask you about two more things.
Big Sister: Okay mama, so...what is trust?
Me: Ummm...it's kind of like faith. It's when you can believe that something someone tells you is true...or when you can tell someone a secret and you know they won't tell? (Okay so I kinda struggled with this one)
Big Sister: Hmmm.
Me: It's like when I tell you I'm going to take care of you, you can trust me because you know I'm telling you the truth.
Big Sister: (Smiling again) Okay so I trust you so I have trust!
Me: Right! (Thinking we're on a roll now and ready for number three) So what's the last one?
Big Sister: What was it again? (thinking very seriously) Oh yeah, so I believe in God so I have faith...
Big Sister: And I can trust you so I have trust...
Big Sister: Faith...trust...and...oh yeah...pixie dust. I don't have pixie dust.
Big Sister: Tinker Bell says if you have faith, trust, and pixie dust, you can fly.
Turns out, what I thought was a spiritual conversation was actually a Peter Pan conversation.