Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whose protection?

One day when taking Alistair's name badge off his kindergarten uniform, we noticed that a small piece of paper had been slotted in the back with the word "omamori" written on it. Omamoris (literally they mean "protection") are very popular in Japan and take various forms, little amulets usually dedicated to shinto or buddhist figures. Alistair's teacher had put one in each child's badge and said they shouldn't take them out. However, we removed his, explaining to Alistair that Jesus is always watching over him, so he doesn't need any other "protection".

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