Friday, October 12, 2007

Ben Witherington: Love-- as Defined by Children

Ben Witherington: Love-- as Defined by Children:
"A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:
'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.'..."
Ben Witherington had a posting yesterday that is worth reading and reflecting over.

My observation of my own child and the children of others is that they have a built-in empathy -- almost an instinctive concern for those who are hurting.

Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said we should become like children.

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