Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This week I read a class of 10 year olds my book, Mundu Ne'ebe Maromak Halo. They were very interested, but it wasn't until we got to this page that the real discussions took place:
"Wasn't Adam a white man?" asked one of the children. "It doesn't say in the Bible that he was a white man," I replied, "or black." They needed a moment to digest this and I went on to explain that the Bible doesn't tell us what Adam looked like at all. What the Bible does tell us is that from Adam and Eve came all the peoples of the world.
And then one of the children had an "Aha! moment" - those moments that every teacher knows is the reason they love being a teacher:
"That means we are all related!".
And the little pale skinned boy with freckles looked at his dark-skinned friend and grinned.
We are all related. Oh yes, we are!!