Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gentle words...Soothing truth

He stared at me with loving eyes,walked up to me and rested on my laps. It felt so good.
He was quietly seated in the hall, not participating like the others. His lips were sealed while others were singing. He was just staring at me like I was some strange ornament. Well, maybe because it was my first time at the children's mass.
As he was staring I signaled him to come towards me but he did the waka thingy. I called him again and he repeated it. He did this four times while I did nothing but stared back at him. A few minutes later I walked over to him, bent down, and tried to start a conversation

I asked him what his name was but he kept mum. I asked him again and even told him my name but he still kept mum. Then I asked him if he was a naughty boy and finally he gave me an answer. He said no.
I went further to ask him if he was a child of God and he said yes.
Again I asked for his name and he told me his name was David.
David! I repeated in a high pitched voice
In a gentle voice I said to him slowly, "Do you know king David in the bible? He was a strong king and God loved him. David was a child of God too and never told people waka. He respected his elders and was a very good man".

Then I asked him, are you a good boy? He nodded and whispered a yes.
I told him not to do that (waka) again or insult anyone since he was a child of God. I told him to give me a hi-five which he did and he finally smiled. So I stood up and went back to where I was standing.
About 15minutes later, I noticed he was still staring at me. All of  a sudden, he walked up to me and rested on my laps. It felt so good.
The little child knew he was wrong and listened to correction. Some people may have reacted by beating or scolding 5yr old David, which would only harden the child. Same applies to every other person young or old.
Gentle words of truth do get to the hearts of everyone. Let us not be too quick to judge or react. Gentle words of good advice may just be the next step to a positive change.


  1. Waooo!
    What can I say, so proud of ya babe!
    You are sure gonna b a good mother :)

  2. lovely write up. came across this on Linda's blog.Keep it up.

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