I am reading a book called The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning. A great spiritual book about the true meaning of Jesus' message. "Unless you become like little children..." Jesus was trying to tell us something here. Look at the little children. Look at Kate. What can she tell me about being in the kingdom of God? Kate has no agenda, no pride, no prejudices. She doesn't have any grudges or regrets. She doesn't worry about her self image or what people might think about her. She doesn't try to possess things or take more than she needs. She lives simply in the here and now. God can work with that. Right now she is sleeping in my arms, totally dependent, totally vulnerable, just trusting that everything will be well. If I want to have a relationship with The Lord, I will have to learn to be more like her. Cuteness may not be on the list but she has that covered as well.
Poppi's Adventures in Babysitting
Jim Kemna (Poppi) was the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri until he retired at the end of June 2016. Now Jim is becoming an active grandparent. He is babysitting for his one month old granddaughter Katie. Before retirement Jim was responsible for assisting his bishop in promoting the vision of catechesis throughout the diocese. See Meet the Project Team for more information about this author.