John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Adam and Eve

Biblical interpretation. (My all-time favorite)

Maggie and JohnWhen my daughter Maggie was about 6 or 7 years old, I tried reading portions of the Children’s Bible to her.

The first story, of course, was Adam and Eve.

… Always multitasking and preoccupied, Maggie was only half-listening until I mentioned both Adam and Eve were “naked.”

“Naked?!” Maggie’s questioned incredulously as her head whipped around and eye brows furrowed.

jyb_musings“I know, right?” I said. And trying to teach her to think for herself added, “So what’s up with that? Why do you think they would be, you know, naked?”

Maggie squinted her eyes as she pondered the question and then shot back an answer I wasn’t expecting.

She shrugged, and explained, “Maybe they hadn’t invented looking down yet.”

“Works for me,” I said.See More


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