Monday, August 31, 2015

It's still on my mind

I keep thinking about this so I have to write about it.

So at church every Sunday we usually have one youth speaker (age 
12-18), followed by some adult speakers. So yesterday our 12 year 
old speaker talked about love at home.

Fast forward to an hour or so later, I was in the big Primary room 
with the 8-11 year olds. The Primary President asked the kids if any 
of them listened to the youth speaker earlier while we were in the 
chapel. Hands shot up all over the room.

Then she asked, "Do any of you remember what he spoke 
about?" The room got quiet and I could feel the thinking going on 
around me. 

Soon a 10 year old boy behind me slowly raised his hand and then 
quietly said, "Um, I took notes," as he proceeded to take out a 
little crumpled up piece of paper from his pocket. I turned around 
and watched as this boy unraveled this sheet of paper about 5 or 6 
times. 

Finally he got it flat enough to read. He looked it over and 
then said so quietly that I'm not sure everyone heard, but he said 
something like this, "Sometimes I'm not as kind as I should be to 
my brothers and sister. I need to work at being more loving." 

While I'm thinking....really? A 10 year old took notes at church? 
As I was trying to absorb this another 10 year old boy sitting about 
4 chairs away from the first boy, also took out a wadded up little 
sheet of paper from his pocket. His looked more like an index card.

This second boy gently said, "I have my notes." Like it was no big 
deal. He went on to share a few points of that talk also, but I 
couldn't even tell you what he said. I just was so mesmerized by his 
gentle soul. After he was finished talking about how he also wanted 
to be more loving at home, I couldn't help but reach my arm over to 
him and pat his back. 

There may be lots of bad things happening in this world, but there 
are also children who want to be more loving....who even take 
notes in church so they won't miss anything. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awww.... that's the sweetest!
darlene

Karen Mortensen said...

wow. Very impressive.

Scrapally said...

I can't even tell you how wonderful this makes me feel! I LOVE it.

Rebecca said...

How awesome is that!

Anonymous said...

I love this! So sweet...
Heidi

Lisa said...

They're being taught well & what an example to the rest of us! I like how you took a "note" of that! Priceless teachings! Thanks for sharing & I loved that profound story from your previous post. I feel like I've been gone forever .... I find myself reminiscing on how it was part of my day to read your blog & thinking how much I miss this!

Life has a way of getting complicated....love & miss you!