Posted on March 30, 2020 by Nancy Schmitt
“Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”
Like many of you during our ‘Safer at Home’ time of distancing ourselves, I have taken several walks throughout the day just to get outside for air and a different perspective. I live in a neighborhood with lots of young children and while I have been working from home and children are out of school, it has been fun to look out the window and see fun and games going on and hear giggles and laughter like all is well with the world.
On my walks around the neighborhood, I have noticed a lot of creative sidewalk art written and drawn in colored chalk. Some is in the handwriting of children and some looks like they had adult hands joining in the fun. Some are classic hopscotch or tick-tack toe, while others offer hopeful messages and drawings. One colorful message said, “Smile! God loves you!” and then each square of sidewalk halfway down the block had a smiley face and a heart drawn in a variety of colors.
Children can quickly help us put life into perspective and remind us that even during this difficult time of isolation in an effort to protect each other, we are going to be o.k….this time will eventually pass. But, in the meantime, we can take a breath, smile, remember that we are loved by God and remember that the call upon our lives is to love God and others with a humble, child-like love.
If you can, take a walk today or look out the window and notice what is right about the world and be thankful.