Thomas the Train and The Gospel of Unconditional Love

Iris, my youngest, is obsessed with trains.  She wants to see them, talk about them, and most of all, read “choo choo books.” Naturally, then, we’ve read various Thomas the Trainstories innumerable times.  If you’ve somehow never encountered Thomas, he is a blue, anthropomorphic engine that lives in the imaginary island of Sodor.  He and his friends work for Sir Topham Hat, and their main concern in life is being “really useful engines.”   In one of the stories, an … Read More