Monday, April 23, 2012

Try and Try...

In the 1990's, Bill Cosby hosted a show entitled "Kids Say the Darndest Things," where Cosby would ask a question to a child (around the age of 3-8) who would usually respond in a "cute" way. [Wikipedia]

In my experience however, kids not only say the 'darndest' things, or the 'cutest' things... but in their simplicity and pureness of heart, they too, sometimes say the WISEST things.

Such was the case during one of the youth caring circles (a caring circle is a small gathering of people who pray, share the Word of God and break bread [usually] with one another) we had recently, when some members (who are mostly in their teens) expressed their concern about their on-and-off faith in God.  They said they were struggling to figure out how to make their faith stronger and become closer to Him.

Our littlest member, a shy young boy of 11, who usually asks to "pass" his turn when we go around the circle sharing our insights or reflections, quietly volunteered to share this time (well, initially he actually still "passed" but toward the end, he spoke up).

In relation to our other friends' struggles with their faith, he recalled the saying, "Try and try until you succeed."  And then he went on, saying that maybe in this case, we should change the famous line into: "TRY AND TRY UNTIL YOU BELIEVE."

Whoa...that sure blew us all away!!! :-)

“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” - Mark 10:14-15

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I like this one Bambi! How are you sis? Keep the fire burnin'... God bless!