Everywhere there was joy and restlessness: joy because of the deep love and the miracle of our baby before our eyes; restlessness because of the feel of life shifting… we were now responsible for another life.
As a community, we can always be better about befriending others. And as Christians, we're not called to live a life isolated to our private families and homes. In fact, Jesus embodied just the opposite: he sacrificed the comforts of a private...
Candy, toys, decorations, parties, and general merriment fell into our laps as if by magic. We never stopped to think about the people who worked tirelessly to orchestrate the whole magical production for us. That is, until we became them.
When a child misunderstands something from our adult world, we chuckle. In general, we find their ignorance endearing and refreshing. Their innocence protects them from the influence of the adult world, at least for a little while.