So, I sinned this morning.
I know, I know. I hope some of you will keep coming back to this blog and reading it, but if you can’t handle being around with a sinner like me, I can understand. But, let me explain my situation.
This morning it was extremely hot, and too hot for the kids to be running around playing sports at the day-camp that I work at. Rami and I took the kids back to the classroom and we tried to figure out what game we could play in the class with 21 screaming Palestinian kids. I came up with the brilliant idea to try Pictionary for the hour. So we split the kids up into 3 teams, and it worked really well, we had them draw things like cars, homes, pants, cities, families…it was great.
But then we needed something…something that might be a bit harder to draw. So I leaned over to the volunteer teacher, who is about 19 years old, and this is the conversation that followed:
Adam: Hey, have her draw Jesus. That would be hard.
Adam: Jesus, Jesus. Have her draw Jesus.
Teacher: That’s a SIN!
Adam: Umm, no, I don’t think it is. She’s just going to draw Jesus.
Teacher: Are you even a Christian?
Adam: Oh, yah. I mean, yes, I’m a Christian.
Teacher: But, are you a religious Christian?
Adam: Oh, yes.
Teacher: (looking at Adam with a look that says, “Yah right…”) Well, then, it’s YOUR sin because you suggested it.
Teacher: If you told her to draw Jesus, she’d try to draw Jesus. And she can’t do it. And she’d give him a funny face. And that would not be like what he really looked like. And that would be a sin. You would have made her sin.
Adam: Oh…oh. Sorry. I still don’t think it’s a sin.
Oops. Guess I know what not to suggest next time I play Pictionary with Orthodox Palestinian Christians…hmmm.