Monday, July 21, 2014

A small lesson

I want to remember everything. Its too bad there is not enough time to write it all down.

One thing that I want to remember is how quickly they learned and how easily their hearts can be turned towards generosity.

We had cookies I made the other day and when there were only a few left, I used it as a lesson in generosity. I handed out one of the cookies that were left to Gabriel and asked him to split it in half. Once he did, I asked him if he should keep the bigger part or the smaller part. He said, "Maybe the bigger one." Ah, yes, of course. That's what is natural. Especially if it's chocolate, but let's talk about how to love your brother. Let's let the other person have the bigger piece. Let's be generous and give up something we really want for someone else. His eyes lit up. It never occurred to him that it would be so special to give someone else the larger part. So, he did. The smile stayed on his face. There is so much grace in generosity.