I do hope my daughter feels safe, but I also hope she doesn’t stay there. With the love and hope and grace of a church community behind and with her, she can traverse this life and world speaking and living the hard truths. The necessary truths to living the Gospel.
Sometimes love comes to us in the smallest, loudest, and hopeful voices of children.
Not a word of what Jesus said to the children is recorded in scripture, but what a powerful lesson he preached. He swept aside the barriers raised against the children. He did not just talk to them of God’s love. He held them in that love. He blessed them with it.
I wonder, though, if our inability to care for the children in our society stems from an inability to welcome the children within ourselves and others?
Dara Lind at Vox has the story:
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