Re:Does God need man-made things ?
Subject: Re:Does God need man-made things ?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nagulapalli Srinivas)
Date: 11 Mar 1994 15:44:24 GMT
Organization: Project GLUE, University of Maryland, College Park
Article: 567 of alt.hindu email@example.com (Balu Nadig) writes:
>I don't know what was going on in his mind when my 10 year
>old son asked me "Dad, does God need man-made things ?". I
>am still trying to come up with a simple and convincing
>answer... May be, some one can help me...
Well, it is good and that questioning must be encouraged. Actually,
God does NOT need *any*thing. In a family, a child pleases its mother
by showing his/her toy-building or some drawing the child made. Tell, how
much a parent is happy seeing his son's art or toys. And similarly, God is
Father to everyone, and He will feel happy to see man-made things.
When he grows up or can understand little more, you can say that
the toy-building or the crayons used by the child for drawing were
actually bought by parents, using their own money. Yet, they are very happy
when they are used by their child to "make" something and shows them!
Similarly, God owns everything and yet, when "makes" something, to offer it
Him, it pleases Him very much!
I do not know where you are located, but I hear many such questions
by inquisitive little kids in Bala-Vihar groups of Chinmaya Mission where
they not just answer, but teach them with little stories as well. It is
a joy to watch, although I myself learn many times!