Monday, April 21, 2008

The Innocence Of A Child

My daughter Katie asked me a question today that I just had to share with everyone. "What does Thou Shall Not Covet your neighbor's house; thou shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's?" I asked her where did she hear this at. She told me that she read it in her Precious Moments Bible. I asked her did she know what it meant and she said "kinda". So she and I sat down together and discussed how people are jealous and envious over worldly items. After studying with her...she came to the conclusion that it meant that if someone wants what you have so bad that they can't think about anything else but wanting what you have and no matter how much it may hurt that person, they just have to do things to try to hurt you or have it. Then she said jealousy. I said absolutely. I told her that we must pray for people who have such terrible problems like that. She is so smart at 11 years old. Isn't it amazing how an innocent young child can think about something so deep. Take time to give a moment to your children and let them ask you questions...maybe some that you may have to study or think about and spend "quality" time with them. Conversations like these will build morals for them for the future. Something that they will use everyday of their lives. It's one that they will remember forever!

2 comments:

Paula said...
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Simply Joy Catering said...

Dear Paula,

I know you have NECK Lust, but not nick lust. Girl, gotta check your spelling!

Your Friend With A NECK,
Joy