"Mommy, why did Jesus have to die?"
Hmmm.... ok, not quite expecting that conversation over dinner, but we can handle it.
My husband and I go through a concise and 4 year old friendly description of the Crucifixion and Resurrection. We explained why Jesus died and how he was Resurrected. After we finished there was a moment of silence and then Liam bursts out,
"JESUS IS DEAD???"
We then explained in a much shorter and 2 year old friendly description of what happened to Jesus.
Another moment of silence....
Dylan: "How can Jesus still be alive if he is dead??"
Another explanation including how Jesus died so all of our spirits can go back to Heaven.
A moment of silence....
Liam: "Maybe Jesus can come to my house?"
Mommy: "Maybe, Liam .... we will keep a light on for him"