God: Now take a moment to think this through. What does the Cross mean?
Girl: Well . . . it means I should have been the one beaten beyond humanness. And I should have been the one who was tortured, disfigured, and killed. But You love me so much, You took my place.
Girl: You know, Father, I hear the word hell a lot. I mean, kids at school toss it around so casually. Is that right?*
God: No. They're using it as a cuss word. They've reduced an actual place to a mere slang term. And you're right, it's a word you hear often--on TV, in the hallways, at work--but again, remember the truth. Hell is not simply an expression to use when you're angry. It's an actualy place where people who don't know me will spend eternity.
Girl: Whew! That's strong.
God: Yes. Hell is heavy.
Girl talk is fun!