Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Now That's Love!

"Tree" is how "Demetrios" came out the first time Sydney tried to say it. He's been "Tree" ever since.

But my point here is not merely to share my wonderful valentine with you. It is to illustrate what true love is: joyful, eager, heartfelt acceptance and embrace of another. That's one reason we find small children so delightful, and feel so tender toward them.

And God is even more delightful than that, infinitely more! God's love, and the love He gives to us to share with others, is much more like the spontaneous and natural love of a small child than it is like the love between a man and a woman.

That's surely another reason Jesus, referring to children said, "of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

Lord, give us all such happy, child-like love! Kyrie, eleison!

Okay, so she clearly had some help from Mommy. :-)