Daniel: Mommy, what does “excommunicate him” mean?
Mommy: It means that the Pope didn’t like what Martin Luther was teaching so he threw him out of the church; excommunicate means to throw someone out of the church.
Daniel: OH DEAR! Did he land on the grass?
Mommy: Huh? Oh! No, no, he didn’t actually throw him out of the church! What I mean is that the Pope said that he couldn’t be a preacher or a member of the church anymore.
Daniel: So then…they had to get another preacher?
Daniel: I hope he landed in the grass.