Overheard at Catechism tonight:
Teacher and second graders: [singing ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands]
Teacher: Who else does God have in his hands?
High-pitched voice: Barack Obama!
[barely discernable pause]
Entire class: [clapping hands] He’s got Barack Obama in his hands! He’s got Barack Obama in his hands! He’s got Barack Obama in his hands; he’s got the whole world in his hands!
I later told the teacher I about busted a gut listening. She laughed, and we agreed that the improvised song was right.
“He is in God’s hands,” she said. “Let’s just pray he responds to that.”