05 December 2015

In Touch With Others

When you were a child, what was your political position regarding abortions?

Were you a little liberal or a child conservative?

Did you promote a democratic freedom or a republican order?

Were you on the side of child labor laws or did you hate having to wait for potty training before joining the labor force?

When you were just beginning to crawl, were you pro gun rights or pro weapons restrictions?

What were the issues we, when we were children, were concerned with?

The illicit borrowing of toys without permission, perhaps?

How about the forced nap-times?

Remember the turmoil of not getting what you wanted the immediate moment you desired something?

Did you know the difference between yourself and people who lived on the other side of the world?

Did you even know there were other people on earth other than your immediate family?

Isn't it interesting how some of our childhood gripes and silly concerns have followed us into adulthood?

And why is it that some of our childhood notions and opinions have not followed us?

At what age does a child know or conceive themselves different from a neighbor, or someone from another country?

Does this difference truly exist, or has it also been something contrived by man's mind and thus believed to exist by others?

If a child is never told they are “bad,” will they ever give a thought to themselves being “bad”?

If a child never hears the words “I love you,” will they ever be able to conceptualize what those words mean?

Are we not all children, still growing and trying to make sense of a sometimes senseless world?

Be like children, friends.

Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.

- Luke 18: 17

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