Revelation and Truth:
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A week later, another question was asked. She hesitated, but I knew it had been swirling through her mind since our first conversation.
“Hey mom and dad. Tell me, what about Santa?”
Again, my response was a question. “What do you think?”
With all the eloquence her six-year-old self could muster, she shared her latest revelation.
“I don’t think he’s real because he can’t get down a chimney, and we wouldn’t just let someone in our house in the middle of the night. Besides, how could a person get around the whole world in one night? Only God can do that. And if Santa were real, he still has to answer to God.”
I smiled, nodded, and agreed with her every word. With this discovery, her mind raced to the next revelation.
“So… you and Dad get me the presents supposedly from Santa! Hey… why didn’t I get everything on my list?”
This time, her father laughed. We explained her gifts were purchased before her list was finished. She assured us she would have her list ready before any shopping ventures this year.
Then, she floored us with her next question.
“So, parents just lie to their children? Lying is not right, but parents just lie to their children about Santa?”
I stuttered three feeble words. “It is tradition.”
Truth Brings Responsibility:
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