We were doing our phonics this morning and was studying the word "th".
Me: The word "tithe" means... If you receive THB100 from Dad, you give 10% to God, which is THB10.
Ethaniel: How do I give to God?
Me: You put it into the offering bag at Sunday school.
Ethaniel: *looking confused* But they take the money and give to the poor (obviously implying that they did not give it to God eventhough it was intended for Him)
Me: When you give it into the offering in Church, its like giving to God.
Now my little boy understands that God doesn't actually, physically or literally takes the money.
In the past, it must have been a daunting thing for this 6+ years old boy whenever we said, "We have to give our tithe to God". I would have given anything to know what he was actually thinking or imagining at that time ;-)