Friday, May 15, 2009

Children are the best Christians

Last week our little commuter car was stolen in front of our house. We got it back (though it was roughed up a bit and some things were stolen) but while we were dealing with the police and insurance I told Hannah what had happened. She was rightly upset by the incident and said "that wasn't very nice of those people to take our car!" I agreed and told her it was pretty awful and I was feeling rather put out about it at the time. But then she said this: "We should pray for them to be good." I felt a lump in my throat and told her shewas right. For a moment I shifted my thinking, and I could see the thief's soul, perhaps tormented and tempted by demons, or full of addictions, so oppressed by his own sins. Just like me. We've been trying to remember our "thief" or "thieves" in our prayers. I hope they are ok.

Thank God for our little girl who we teach many things to, but mostly she teaches us.

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you..." St. Matthew 5:44


Blogger Yara said...

this made me smile : )
I mean, it made me sad you had to go through the hassle of having your car stolen (honda, right?) but a good lesson for all of us, nonetheless.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

Oh! How sweet... thanks for sharing, Lauren.

2:48 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I appreciate reading this. Thank you.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Maria Nichole Ham said...

She is such a blessing to us all! God bless our sweet Hannah, and help us to be more like her!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Michelle M. said...

What a sweet girl! I agree that Chilren are the best Christians. Even the simple way that my daughter loves to pray proves that to me every day.

I am glad you got your car back.

10:23 AM  
Blogger A. said...

Oh my! i can't beleive your car was stolen. I'm SO glad you have it back now. I just love when children put the Lord's teachings in perspective for us. :)

3:08 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Cute blog!! Hannah is such a sweet girl. And she's right, darnit!

9:30 AM  
Blogger Yara said...

** Nope Lauren... just did it a couple weeks ago : )

9:19 AM  
Blogger Therese said...

Sorry about the whole car ordeal. What a nightmare. But what a sweet heart your big girl is. Just like you. You are teaching her well mama!

7:05 PM  

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