Because God has an excellent sense of humor, I am a confirmation mentor.
‘You know I’ve been Presbyterian for like a minute and a half, right?’ I asked my confirmand and my pastor and have said to everyone who’s been on the receiving end of this story.
No one seems to mind this fact, and so on we go, exploring the denomination, larger Christianity, faith in general and other Big Questions.
You know what’s really hard about that? No. Scratch that. You know what’s really easy about that? Being glib. It’s really easy to turn the whole thing into some big chucklefest. It’s really easy to brush the whole thing aside with a dusting of ‘you know, God, or whatever.’
What’s hard is being sincere. Not even in answering the questions, but in asking them in the first place.