I grew up watching "Leave It to Beaver," and was always a little jealous that my family wasn't so perfect. When I got older, I realized the days of the Cleaver family were long past - if they ever were.
On the first Sunday of the first day of religious school, I challenge my seventh grade students: How do you have a conversation with God in the 21st century? Do you have a conversation at all? How do you come to God when life is good?