Friday, August 31, 2007

Out of the Mouths of Babes


“Hey Dad it’s me AJ. Alex has something he wants to tell you.”

“Hi Poppa! Are you ready?”

“Sure buddy what have you got to tell me?”

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER THE SON HOLY SPIRIT AAAAAAMEN.


“That’s great pal! Did you learn that in school?”

”I learned that in my kindergarten glass today.”

“They taught it to you just like that?”


“So did you… maybe… add something to it?”


“Maybe that last part?”


“Alex I don’t think the Pledge of Allegiance ends with that last part.”

“I didn’t end it.”

“Um… I’m a little confused Alex.

"Poppa…. I didn’t “end” it…. I “closed” it.”

“Um… Well… You’re supposed to say In the name of the Father, the Son, Holy Spirit, Amen after you say a prayer. The Pledge of Allegiance isn’t really a prayer.”

“It’s a prayer to me.”

“I... um... you know… I… You might be right pal. When you think about it you might be right.”