Baby Theology-Squishing the Dragon

Trying to explain Easter to Athanasius (3 this summer) has been challenging, and quite rewarding. Since he has no concept of death, we explained the events in terms he does know. Thus, the Dragon (he knows about the “yucky dragon” in The Hobbitt) gave Jesus a war-wound (our term for cuts and bruises); but Jesus “boxed” (wrestled with) the dragon; Jesus went down into the cave; Jesus got all better; Jesus squished the dragon; the dragon is fussing in the cave (Athanasius’ own addition to the plot), etc. From the lips of babes …

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