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"Mom, when I say the word 'Lord', I just want to sing! But is it OK that I don't want to be a priest?"
I smiled as my 7-year-old guy jabbered along in the car. His thoughts move at the speed of a freight train, but at least today I could decipher some connections between sentences!
"That's fine," I assured him. "You just need to keep that door open in case God might be calling you to that vocation. Have you thought about becoming a deacon?" I suggested.
"No, I don't think so. Is that bad?" he responded, obvious worry in his tone.
We dug deeper into our discussion as we journeyed along a road of pavement while examining his spiritual road to his vocation. Suddenly , he interrupted. "Why am I even having this conversation? God's in charge. He knows what's going to happen. I don't need to worry about it!"
And, just like that, the conversation was over and comments about Rex, our rooster, topped the priority list.
I couldn't help but shake my head in amazement. As I did, however, a revelation hit me. His simplistic view on God's providence and plan wasn't just a naive, innocent statement. In truth, his words held a great lesson in wisdom for me.
Why do I worry so much? Why can't I take on his faith and trust? For certain, life would be a whole lot easier!
Sometimes it takes the faith of a child to remind me just how responsible I am for some of the difficulties and frustrations that intrude my own life. The needle in the "Blame Game" points right back to me.
It's so good to know that God has given us a reset button!
Having the faith of a child - innocent, faithful and WISE.
Thank you, God, for reminding me of this gift!
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