Wednesday, January 20, 2010

It shouldn't be cute, but ....

Ramona is really enjoying Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories, by Kathy Ross.  We stumbled upon it at the library, and now Ramona has grand plans for a life-sized manger (however, I'll be dashing those plans -- I'm thinking we'll go with paper towel rolls rather than wrapping paper rolls, thus reducing the scale of the model with absolutely no ill effects on the One Who occupied the real thing.)

But, should the serpent insinuating himself into the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil look so darn cute?




As Betsy pointed out, "Well, Mom, y'know, evil can appear to be cute."

"The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape."

~~ Shakespeare,  Hamlet


Ah, yes. A spontaneous opportunity to throw in a little extra theology. Who knew pipe cleaners could be so profound?

8 comments:

Melissa Wiley said...

Karen, those goggly yellow eyes have given me such a smile this morning. Too, too funny. And an excellent point from Anne and William.

Karen E. said...

Lissa, I've just been informed by Betsy that she was the one who made the excellent point. :) So, I've amended the post and given credit where credit for such wisdom is due.

Sarah said...

That is very cute, and a good theological lesson too - I guess if the snake had looked all evil and conniving then Eve wouldn't have found him so convincing. :)

Roxane B. Salonen said...

What an insightful girl! And good quote by W.S. too. Do you just come up with these from the top of your head?

Julie Y said...

That is a VERY cute craft. And I'm impressed by your daughter's profound comment; what a great teachable moment!

Lacy @ Catholic Icing said...

haha! I love this! It really is cute :-)

Warren said...

That is one cute snake. Who wouldn't listen to it.

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Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Warren -- good point. Never forget while condemning some poor sinner's actions that, but for the grace of God, there too go I.