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God’s Letter to a Six-Year Old (via the ABC)

Whatever your opinion of the Archbishop of Canterbury, I hope you’ll appreciate Rowan Williams’ pastoral wisdom in responding to this little girl’s question:

A six-year-old Scottish girl named Lulu wrote a letter to God: “To God, How did you get invented?” Lulu’s father, who is not a believer, sent her letter to various church leaders: the Scottish Episcopal Church (no reply), the Presbyterians (no reply), and the Scottish Catholics (who sent a theologically complex reply). He also sent it to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who sent the following letter in reply:

Go read it for yourself, and thanks to Ben Myers for the link.

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