February’s theme at Liquid Kids is “Fairness.” As we talked about what it means to treat everyone fairly, one little boy in a Jets Brett Favre jersey decided to give his two cents.
LK Leader: “If someone is mean to you, should you treat him the same as you treat people who are nice to you?”
LK Leader: “Really, Danny? Why do you say that?”
Danny: “If he’s mean to you, maybe something bad happened to him. So you should treat him better than you treat people who are nice to you because he really needs it.”
Sometimes I get discouraged when I feel like the kids just aren’t getting it. But there are moments when they show us that they actually understand what we’re teaching them.
Like nine-year-old Callen, who, practically out of nowhere, recited the Bible verse for the month when I fully expected only one kid (not Callen) to remember it.
And then there are kids like Danny. I didn’t teach him that. His parents may have, but probably not explicitly. He’s observing the world around him, taking note of how things work, watching the people who are setting examples for him, and realizes that there’s more to this life than what he can see.
I can’t wait to see what he can do.