October 25, 2016
A good day spent with colleagues in Continuing Education, learning about a fresh way to look at the Gospel of Matthew. A stretching, thinking, listening, discerning day. I am thankful for the opportunity!!
Then there was an email that came that warmed my heart. It’s difficult for adults to define what love means, without doubt. But these were 4-8 year old’s answers when they were asked to describe “what love means?” Here are some of the examples:
'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.’ Rebecca- age 8
'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ Billy - age 4
'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs.’ Chrissy - age 6
'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’ Danny - age 8
'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and just listen.’ Bobby - age 7
'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.‘ Nikka - age 6
'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.’ Cindy - age 8
'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ Jessica - age 8
The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'I would venture to say they got this, wouldn't you?!