I am their catechism teacher; a volunteer position I almost walked out on during a class-wide epidemic of Halloween sugar frenzy. If it were not for Don, I would have quit. But as with anything in life, the reward has been equal to the work.
Those of you who know me well, know my struggles with human nature. Are people inherently crappy, or does the basic goodness that we are born with prevail? I guess it depends on which eyes you are using, the adult set or the child’s.
When Abby was a newborn, she would laugh in her sleep. Current theory states that a baby cannot smile as a reaction until they are at least six weeks old. But on a handful of occasions, Abby smiled and laughed out loud in her sleep. This was as delightful as it was mystifying. “She’s talking with the angels.” my mom said. Talking with the angels, what a wonderful thought! If this is where we originate, then people are inherently good.
I thank God for giving us the power to make a difference in this world. I pray for the wisdom to realize this power, and the strength to act upon it.