Today I was grocery shopping at Aldi with Finn. Typically while we are out and about he is a happy, friendly social little guy. This trip was no exception. I am used to all of the grandma types quickly becoming smitten by him, and once again this time was just the same. Until a particular woman said this to me:
“If everyone were as sociable and accepting of all people as your little boy appears to be the world be a much better place.”
That statement has stuck with me all day, how much truth are in those words? Finn didn’t know her whatsoever, she was a perfect stranger. But did that stop him from waving hello, giving a smile, and showing kindness?
As a new mom I’m always trying to evaluate the things I want to instill in Finn, how to make sure I’m living out truth to help, even in little ways, to shape the man he’ll grow into.
My prayer is that by attempting (even though I fail miserably most times!) to live and love like Jesus that he will be kind. He will love others. He will accept all neighbors. And that he will be a light in a dark place.
Perfect stranger, thank you so sharing that sweet sentiment with me this morning. It’s going to be carrying impact for a lifetime.
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT