I was reading the archives today on Conversion Diary, Jen Fulwiler's blog about her conversion to Christianity. She wrote about finding a dying baby bird with her young son, and trying to explain to him what was happening.
Caught off guard, she told him that the birdie had "gone to be with Jesus." Later in her blog, she wrote a long post about what she would have wanted to say to him about it, if he had been old enough to understand.
It's an excellent post, full of deep truths. But one sentence convicted me so much that I reread it immediately.
"As you get older, you may be tempted to see the rules that God has given us through his Word and his Church as oppressive; at some point you may feel like they are confining you because they prevent you from making yourself comfortable in this world."