IMAGINE WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE IF WE ALL SAW THE WORLD
WITH THE HOPE AND WONDER OF A CHILD.
SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE WITH OPEN HEARTS, OPEN MINDS, AND OPEN DOORS.
What does it mean to have open hearts, open minds, and open doors? (2:10)
THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN
Parents and elementary school teachers often praise the wisdom of children. Each day, teachers see how easily children make friends, then take one another’s hand, and head off for the playground. Moms and dads are often surprised by the depth of their children’s prayers.
Kids seem to have a special connection with God. They know things adults seem to have forgotten and often reduce things to their simplest, most profound truth. That may be what Jesus had in mind when he welcomed children and blessed them. He told the adults around him that not only were children welcome, they were an example for the rest of us. In other words, we ought to listen to children.
We recently did just that. We asked a bunch of typical kids (who go to school, squabble with their siblings, and try to get out of eating their vegetables), questions about faith, life, and the church.
Their answers were profound.