When my daughter was little, I thought I had hit on a way to explain why we could not see God. Because of course she wanted to see God. She wanted to see everything.

“God is too big to see.”

The way the air is too big to see. God is everywhere.

God is everywhere? Yes.

Even in the car? Yes.

Even in the trash can?

Consistency is a vital principle of logic, and of parenting. Yes, even in the trash can.

She thought this was pretty funny. God was not supposed to be in the trash can.

But some days we end up in the trash can.

When we do, God is there.

red yellow blue green recycling trash cans