I'm blessed to be able to tutor Tobi in Math on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tobi is very special to me. He was a part of my third grade class two years ago and brightens up every day I see him. Tobi also has Aspergers.
Yesterday we had a very interesting conversation. It went something like this:
Tobi: "Why don't animals have souls?"
Me: "Because that's the way God made them."
Tobi: "But why? I don't think that's fair."
Tobi: "Then they can't go to God. That's sad."
Me: "That's the way God made them."
Tobi: "That's not fair."
Me: "Tobi, do you think God is good?"
Me: "Do you think God is perfect?"
Tobi: "Oh, yes. He's God!"
Me: "So don't you think He made things perfectly?"
Tobi: "Well, I still don't think it's fair."
Me: "Tobi, do you think you know better than God?!"
Tobi: *horrified look* "Oh, no, ma'am."
Me: "Don't you think we can trust God to do the best thing?"
Tobi: *thinks for a minute* "I don't understand, but God is perfect, so it must be all right."
Ah, if only I would remember to answer that way: "I don't understand, but God is perfect, so it must be all right.
Praise the Lord for these little ones who so often, and sometimes unknowingly, offer so much wisdom.
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