Once upon a time, there was a little girl who really really wanted to be a good girl. As hard as she tried, she just couldn’t seem to find a way to not lie. She lied about everything! She told a lie about brushing her teeth, about washing her face, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Then, one day, she told a lie to her teacher. And because she lied to her teacher, she had to lie to the school nurse. And because she lied to the school nurse, she had to lie to the after-school daycare worker. And because she lied to the after-school daycare worker, she had to lie to her mom. But her mom knew it was a lie.
Her mom told her how much God hates lies. She told the little girl that God loved her so much that he loved her even when she was lying, but that he really hates lies.
The little girl began to cry. She didn’t want God to be angry with her, and asked her mom “How do I get God to forgive me?” Her mom answered,
“He already did.”