My youngest is learning to string together short sentences at the moment, and it warms a parent’s heart when kids say cute or funny things because they lack the equipment to express themselves properly. I was feeding her a massive fillet of hake, which she kept referring to as ‘fish finger’. (Yes, I know that this could only possibly be of interest to me).
Now that is obviously not worth writing about as it stands, but I mention it because I was reminded of recent discussions about the doctrine of Trinity in which I’ve taken part. We seem to get ourselves into knots as soon as we get specific about what it means in practice. I wondered whether God finds it funny when we try to speak about Him but without the mental equipment to deal with the nature of His being, or without even the words to express whatever glimmers of understanding we might have? I hope He finds it funny anyway.