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Everyone Should Know

There are a few things about church and God that I think every Christian kid should be taught at some point of time. One of those things is the Lord's Prayer. Last year at my Great-Grandmother's funeral we were about to say it when my cousin pulled on my arm and said "I don't know this!" I told her just to keep quiet during the prayer but I will tell her about it later. Though I should have been focusing on the words not just automatically say them out loud, I couldn't help but thinking, "She's 8, she should now this by now." I knew that she had been baptized, and I knew her mother knew the prayer, so why didn't she? That is one thing I haven't to this day figured out.

Another thing all Christians should know is Psalm 23. You know, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down is green pastures..." etc, etc, etc. Well, maybe they don't need to know all of it by heart, but at least know where to look to find the verses. I know I learned it when I was about 6, when my dad was learning it. I re-learned it in about 4th grade, in Mrs.. Wilson's Sunday School class. We even made pictures and presented them to the younger kids.

The final thing all Christians should know is John 3:16. "For God so loved the world, that he sent his only son, and whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." Most Christians have had to learn that at some point of time, me in about pre-k, going to a Christian preschool. I found it odd that someone I knew couldn't quote even that one verse. There are others I know well, such as Proverbs 26:11, "As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his stupidity." I have also somehow memorized most of the communion service. Well, once you hear something twice a month for your entire life, you tend to remember things.

So there are some things that all Christians should know, no matter how old or young. You can be sure that my children will know all these things by the time they are in full-day school.