It’s All in the Name
My 3-year-old daughter, Analiesa, discovered last night that God has the same name we do.
I was once again teaching her the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father, who art in heaven,” I began.
We got to “hallowed be Thy name,” and Analiesa stopped me.
“That’s our name,” she stated.
I looked at her, wondering what she was talking about. She repeated: “Hollowood be Thy name.”
I couldn’t help but laugh. I told her it was pronounced “hallowed” and enunciated it very slowly. I even explained what hallowed meant.
“No,” she said. “It’s Hollowood! He’s our Father.”
I couldn’t argue with that. Not when I was smiling so broadly. Besides, it can wait until she’s a little older.
Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church
St. Peters, Mo.
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