Kids at Play

Seriousness stifles spirituality. Jesus said we must be like children: carefree, energetic and playful. Children are alive and radiant; they live in the moment. Spiritual growth requires a measure of relaxation, listening and humor.

We tend to visualize Christ with a sober countenance. We need to remember that Christ also smiled because his soul was imbued with joy. The holy is not confined to the solemn. Everything is holy. God lives in laughter and in suffering.


1 Response to “Kids at Play”

  1. 1 Jerry November 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I think you’ve put your finger on something very important. Too long too many have promoted a dour and depressive view of God and Jesus. Would not the father laugh with joy at the return of the prodigal son?

    Anyone who can open his arms to God the way a child opens his or her arms to a parent has really done something wonderful.

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