Thursday, March 7, 2013

Words Of Wisdom From My 3-Year-Old

Our 3 year old little guy (who we call "M" on here) has a way of melting my heart.

I do NOT have a favorite, but there is just something about little M that makes me swoon.

For example, when I ask the boys questions during lessons, no matter what the question is, M pipes up and yells "Jesus!"

And whenever we make a mistake--like today I accidentally spilled his juice--and say "Sorry, M!!" M always says, "It okay, mommy. It not your fault."

He's so generous like that.

I laughed at him once when he gave his "Jesus" answer. I said, "Oh, M, you're so think the answer to every question is 'Jesus'!"

And then I stopped and realized...Hmmm. He may be on to something.

Really, when it all boils down, the answer to everything really is Jesus, isn't it?

And his ability to so graciously and easily offer forgiveness and accept someone's apology is enviable.

How many times do I carry a grudge when I've been wronged or when someone makes a mistake?

Oh, sure. I may say "I forgive you" but inside I'm still harboring annoyance.

There's a lot to be said for living life thinking (in some ways) like a preschooler.

It makes me remember Matthew 18:3 (Message version):

"For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me."

Sometimes I'm so busy being a "grown up" that I forget the simple Truths of life.

It's something to consider. I think My 3-year-old is on to something.

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