This week Pooh Bear reminded me that she's cut from the same cloth: she's a feminist. As we waited for her bus one morning she struck up the following conversation.
"Mom, I wonder why women didn't count in the Bible," she questions.
"What do you mean, Pooh Bear?" I ask back.
"Well, when the Bible counted people, they didn't count women OR children. It just doesn't seem fair, like we're not people or something," she ventures.
"Hmm. Well, we are people aren't we, and we should always be counted, huh," I summarize.
"Yep. I just filled out our U.S. census, and we're counted now. You and I both on there fair and square. It took a long, long time after Bible times for people to let women be counted and even vote. Some countries still don't count women or let them vote. I love that we have that kind of freedom here now. The people who wrote the Bible down didn't know any better, but God does. God made girls and loves us."
"Yep. So, I'm kinda mad about somethin' else. Why did God have to send a son instead of a daughter?" she inquired.
"There are only two choices to pick from, and God had to pick one. I like Jesus pretty well. In fact, I'm crazy about him. If God had sent a daughter, I'd have loved her just the same. I have to say I'm not disappointed, but it's okay if you feel that way though. You want to feel girls are important, and we are."
"I know," she states in her matter of fact, old soul way.
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