Augustine and I have been hanging out together so much lately that I may need to create a nickname for him as well. All my good friends have nicknames (or I refer to them by their first name at least…the real friends right?)…Brennan….Ozzie….and Augy?…The Saint?…Stine?…I’ll work on it.
Today, Augustine said something that actually made me smile right here in the coffee shop. He is talking about the wonders of being a baby and asking questions of God regarding where was before the womb…what was he before the womb? After asking many great questions, he writes,
“Do my questions provoke you to smile at me and bid me simply to acknowledge you and praise you for what I do know?”
What a great image and challenge in and of itself! I love the image of God smiling at all my crazy questions. I find myself smiling when a child asks, “Does God have feet?” “Whatcha doin?”
I have to think God sits up there and smiles when his children ask him questions. I’m sure he just smiles at Augustine’s questions because they’re brilliant, and if he smiles at Augustine, he roars with laughter over my questions.
I can imagine myself telling my daughters, “You know what; just enjoy what you do know and go play.” I can certainly see God telling me, you know a lot of other things about me. Do not overlook those. Praise me for those things.