A couple of years ago I reunited with cousins I hadn’t seen in decades. Since they were older, I hadn’t known them well when we were children, but I knew their parents, my aunts and uncles. Rekindling our relationships has been a surprising delight. I have discovered new friends and learned family history.
This weekend we gathered together to keep the relationships alive. Sunday, my cousin Don, a retired Methodist minister, shared a lesson the Lord taught him in seminary that I want to share with you.
As part of his training, Don was assigned to work at an Atlanta, GA homeless center for women and children. Don, a college athlete, says he and his fellow seminarian, a former tank commander from Desert Storm, approached their assignment with an air of superiority. They pictured reading stories and playing games with six to eight well-behaved young children. This would be easy. [click to continue…]