Through The Eyes Of A Child

A friend of my sister Jane maintains that if it’s good theology it is teachable in a children’s sermon. If not, it might be questionable. Now that’s food for thought!

Luke tells the story (Luke 10) of a lawyer who poses a theological question to Jesus. Jesus had just summarized the great commandment:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, AND love your neighbor as yourself.”

Being a lawyer, the man sought to better articulate, “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus responds by telling him the story of the good Samaritan, the outcast man who tended to an injured man by the side of the road when others of the faith ignored him. “Which of these three proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into robber’s hands?” asked Jesus. The lawyer replied, “The one who showed mercy toward him.” Jesus directed him (and us), “Go and do the same.”

That’s simple enough for a child to understand and good theology for us too. Even a child knows to ask:

“Who are the people in my neighborhood?” “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

These questions are essential to the premise of Go Light Your World.

2 thoughts on “Through The Eyes Of A Child

  1. Dave McClurg

    Bryan and Marcia, Sorry to hear you are not rebounding as quickly as you hoped. Hang in there. God has you in the palm of his hand. You continue to be in our prayers. Dave and Cheryl

    1. Go Light Your World

      Thanks Dave and Cheryl for the needed prayers. There is no safer place to be than the palm of His hand. He gave me strength to make it through the charter board meeting for Go Light Your World. He will bring more strength according to His promise.


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