What are you telling me, person? You mean that little baby you told me about last Christmas – the one who was born where all the animals were – grew up to be a man and then people wanted to kill him? Why would they want to do that?
Yeah, Jesus. That’s who I’m talking about. Why would they want to kill him?
He did? He performed miracles and healed lots of people? Is that why they wanted to kill him? I don’t get it.
Did Jesus heal animals too?
He taught people about God and the Kingdom of Heaven? Didn’t they like God? Is that why they wanted to kill him?
He told people to do things like love their enemies? Okay, now I get it. They must have thought he was nuts. He tried to take away the fun of giving someone what for.
What, that wasn’t it either? Then what?
People followed him instead of the religious leaders? And Jesus told the religious leaders they were hypocrites that were leading people away from God? Oh, now I get it. I think.
So the religious leader got jealous of Jesus? And mad at him?
He did? He told people he is the Son of God? Why would he say that if he knew it would upset people? He could have just kept quiet and no one would have bothered him.
But person, that doesn’t make sense at all. You mean he came and was born so he could die on a cross? I don’t get it. Couldn’t he have asked God to rescue him?
He could? Then why didn’t he? Did he at least give all those religious leaders what for?
No way! He asked God to forgive them? I really don’t get it now.
He died on that cross because he loves us? I love you person, but I don’t want to die on a cross.
He had to take all the sins on himself so everybody could be with God? Didn’t God like Jesus?
He loves people too, so He was willing to sacrifice His only Son for all the people? And he saved the lives of animals too because they didn’t have to be sacrificed anymore? That’s cool. That means He loves animals too.
But I still don’t get it.
I have to hear the rest of the story and that happens on Easter?
Oh, Easter. That’s the day I get to steal the candy out of the plastic eggs.
March 25, 2012 at 10:34 am
March 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm
Thanks Bird. And thanks for commenting.
March 25, 2012 at 11:00 am
Easter eggs! Yay! And Easter bunnies in chocolate! Want to have some?
March 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Sweet Kitten, Easter eggs are the best. And I would love to have some chocolate Easter bunnies but my person says dogs can’t have chocolate. I’m so bummed.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
March 25, 2012 at 11:15 am
One of the greatest stories in the Bible Bongo!! I just had this conversation with the kids in my primary class today at Church. Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂
March 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Misty Shores, we love this story too. My person says she read a story about Jesus’ last week to the kids in her Sunday school class today, and she loves that you had the conversation that you did with your class.
March 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Bongo, I love reading you “speak” the Bible and Christ in your own words – you help me think hard about what my Lord wants, has been through and how much He loves us! Isn’t Easter GREAT? but also sad….
March 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Thanks Bobbie Rae. Glad you enjoy this. Once we get through the pain of the cross, Easter is awesome.
March 26, 2012 at 12:51 am
Bongo, Jesus was such a great man, he only saw goodness in everyone and also forgives us when we do something wrong. It’s a beautiful story and you gave it again that specific extra Bongo-demention 🙂
March 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm
Thanks Angels Whisper. Jesus is really special, but my person says he did give what for to a few people. Maybe she’ll tell me about that soon.
March 26, 2012 at 2:11 am
…the story has a happy ending though Bongo. Your person will tell you all about it later on. It’s a great story and it all makes sense in the end.
March 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm
Marina, I can’t wait for the rest of the story. I think I get to hear it after I gather up all of that bunny’s Easter eggs.
March 26, 2012 at 3:44 am
Ah Bongo, sometimes you just have to take things based on faith. I think you will like the rest of the story. 🙂
March 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Brown Dawgs, I’m really looking forward to the rest of that story – and some Easter candy too.
March 26, 2012 at 6:38 am
Oh, Bongo I think you will enjoy the rest of the story at Easter!
March 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Bassetmomma, I’m looking forward to that story – and some Easter eggs full of candy.
March 26, 2012 at 7:07 am
Hmmmm….can’t wait to the story about Easter Bongo!!! 🙂
This year, My mom has already colored some eggs for Easter as one of my twitter pals kindly sent us the coloring kit from US! Mom was so excited to do it because it was the first time for her to paint eggs! In Japan, we hardly know what Easter is and we rarely find easter stuff . It’s a bit weird as we do celebrate Christmas here but not Easter.
March 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm
Kevin, I’m glad your mom got to paint eggs. My younger person always did that when he was even younger, and my person says she has happy memories of painting eggs when she was a kid (I didn’t know she was ever a kid). That is kind of funny that you celebrate Christmas but not Easter, although Christmas is a much bigger holiday here – and most of it is commercial. My person says Easter is the most important holiday for Christianity though.
March 27, 2012 at 6:33 am
Oh, I didn’t know that Easter is the most important holiday for Christianity! Although we are not Christians, we like to learn and understand Christianity and the other religions. and now we love to celebrate “Easter” !!! 🙂
March 27, 2012 at 11:18 am
Kevin, I’m so glad you’re celebrating Easter. My person promises to tell me why it’s so important so I can post the story on Easter Sunday.
March 26, 2012 at 7:15 am
We’re gonna get candy at Easter? Woohoo!! I don’t remember getting any last year, this is cool news!! 🙂
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
March 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm
Snoopy, I think you have to steal the candy from the Easter Bunny – but that sounds like a really good mischievous project for you. I’m going to be looking really hard for that Easter Bunny’s stash.
March 26, 2012 at 5:26 pm
We were going to reply last night but our power went out….
This is a wonderfully important thing Bongo and we love that you post this here. 🙂 It is because of Jesus that someday we humans and our furry friends will be together forever in heaven…. 🙂 Ginger says that is all very nice but right now she just wants to eat those eggs…. 🙂
God Bless You Bongo!
the collies and chuck 🙂
March 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm
Collies and Chuck, my person says she loves this story but I’m with Ginger – I want to eat the eggs. I think Ginger and I would have a great time hunting them together. I hope your power wasn’t out too long. God Bless All of You.
March 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm
Touching … and beautifully shared.
March 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm
March 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Good job Bongo! Your questions answer so many questions…
March 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm
Thanks Sandra. I’m a dog full of questions. It’s only the cat that has to worry about curiosity.