I've been spending time with my children this week. After all the cottage-keeping I did this weekend I've been able to just 'be' with my sweetie pies. We went to the pool, long walks in the park, matinee's at the theatre('Mama Mia' and 'Wall-e'), bike rides at night, and sitting under our gazebo. I am lingering in the time spent with them this summer, knowing full well that there are not many left. Their childhood days are coming to an end all too quickly. I am just so thankful that they remain childlike in heart. They are satisfied with the simple and pure things. Not needy of worldly extravagance.
Something I've been pondering this week...
Jesus said to his disciples, "Treasure and ponder each of these next words. The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into human hands."
"They didn't get what He was saying...They started arguing over which of them would be most famous.
When Jesus realized how much this mattered to them, he brought a child to his side. "Whoever accepts this child as if the child were me, accepts me," he said. "And whoever accepts me, accepts the One who sent me. You become great by accepting, not asserting. Your spirit, not your size, makes the difference."