Lent-Image-feature.jpg

Being blessed with a toddler helps me understand what Jesus meant when he said we must “become like children (MT18:3).”

Shea teaches me many ways to do this, but here are just three simple thoughts:

1. Love, Love, Love:
All Shea does is seek love and gives love. Love is her daily motivation.

2. They are Free:
Children have fun. They are free to be themselves, free from the works of the ego.
Simply said, They don’t take themselves seriously

3. They See God:
When we pray, her eyes change. As does her smile. Sure Elmo and Mickey bring excitement, but when we talk with God, there is a deeper joy and peace that shines through.

(I wonder why this is- my developing theory is that as children are gifts from God, meaning they left God to come to us. Their connection is stronger, as their journey from God is pretty recent).

IMG_4480