I wonder… Where did the awe go?
Where did the imagination go?
Where did the trust go?
Where did we fall away from those days when we knew that people were worth the effort?
I’m talking about the days when we were little kids, and the world was just awe inspiring…
Remember being a kid and when you would drive around all you wanted to do was look out the window at the world pass by? (or read a book and get lost in your imagination?) Remember when during recess all you needed to be entertained was a few friends and your imagination? I remember being in elementary school, and me and my friends (sometimes just one, sometimes a few) would just walk around the playground talking and using our imaginations to make up games…
Remember being a kid and when you met a new kid, you could go off and play with them, before you even knew his/her name? That used to happen to me a lot, I would be somewhere doing something, and I would end up playing a game with some kid I didn’t know, and we would play for like 30 min before we would learn each others name…
Remember when as a kid you trusted people, maybe not blindly, but more instictually? Where did we lose that trust? As a kid, when someone told you something, you usually trusted them. Why now do we question everything someone tells us?
Why is it that children can be some of the most compassionate people on earth? Shouldn’t that be a title that adults carry? Why is it that we can see someone crying, and as kids, we tended to want to reach out to them, comfort them, etc, but now as adults, we tend to shy away from that?
I wonder if that is what Jesus meant when he said we were to have faith like a child?