You had better stop doing that, or Pastor Steve will find out and come and put you in Time Out!
Here’s the deal: we have about 190 kids in our preschool, and I have never put any of them in Time Out. Nor have I ever even been involved with discipline of any of them. Well, not since last year, when one of the preschool children also happened to be my son. But that’s a different story.
The presenting story today is that children, most of whom are not part of our church, see me, the pastor, as a (maybe) omniscient disciplinarian even though they have never experienced me in this way.
Children are impressionable!
I don’t think they’re the only ones who let their understanding of people in authority, people in power sway their understanding of God, and, thus, their ability to experience God.