March 6, 2011

A conversation with my 4-year-old

I was standing in the kitchen, making dinner, when my four-year-old walked in.

"Mom.  Do you love everyone in the whole world?"

"Yes," I replied, "I love everyone in the whole world."

"But not Satan.  Right, mom?  You don't love Satan, do you?"

"Right.  I don't love Satan," I said.

"Mom.  God said to love your enemies."  And he turned and walked out of the room.


  1. Hate the sin and love the sinner? Does that go for Satan, too? The kid has a point.

  2. I asked my Mission President the same thing, actually, when a full-time missionary. His response was illuminating, as has been further investigation on my part. :)