Hank: Mommy, I was thinking. God doesn’t exist anymore.
Me: Do you think so?
Hank: I don’t know.
Me: Do you want to know what I think?
Me: I think that god is inside all of us. I think we all hold the power to do the best we can for ourselves and the world and if we really listen… listen specially hard to what is inside we will find that god is in there (pointing to his heart) taking this journey with us.
Hank: Oh. I think that is a true thing. (pause) Mommy, I don’t think Jesus exists anymore.
Me: Jesus died a long time ago. He died when these Greek buildings were still new. He was a great teacher, just like the Buddha and Muhammad and his teaching have helped so many, many people live the best life they can and in that way Jesus has never stopped existing.
Hank: And we are made of stars.
Me: The earth and all that is in it is made of stardust. Including you and I.
Hank: This makes me feel great.
Me: Me too.