Playing the Jesus Card- checkmate!

3 responses that prove my child’s debating skills are superior to mine:

An incident of Jesus Checkmate!


Context: Your child is watching bloody animated dinosaur battles on youtube and so you intervene to stop the viewing and the following dialogue ensues:


‘Please stop watching this video, you will get nightmares’

‘I never have nightmares’ response #1

‘But this is so violent’

‘Mommy, it is just a cartoon’ response #2

‘Don’t watch dinosaurs killing each other, it will scare you.’

‘Nothing scares me because Jesus is in my heart, right?’  response #3


Dear parents, please learn from my mistake: if your child emphasizes the ‘right?’ at the end of his/her statement, take it as a sign that you are TOAST. It also means that the child has learned that you can never beat the Jesus Card and is now using the card to his/her advantage like a master negotiator. Checkmate!

Abort the mission and retreat.

I certainly did.

What would you do? Leave me a comment below.



In Christ,


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After graduating with a Major in Journalism, Mireille’s career path took an unexpected turn away from her beloved pen and paper. It took an equally unexpected turn of events for Mireille to start writing again.After spending many hours (too many!) watching super hero cartoons with her son, she realized that most Christian children are unaware of their superpowers!She set about creating the SuperHolies: the Fruits of the Holy Spirit re-imagined as superpowers to grab the children’s attention and teach them about their faith and its glory.

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