Our darling, self-centered children love it when life is all about them. But it must not always be. Regardless of their occasional moans & groans, we must interrupt their plans to be selfish and introduce them to the idea that God has a big giant heart for the least of these, and He has entrusted some of the world’s needs to our care. We get to be His hands and feet to a lost and dying world! Though it may sometimes be difficult to train our kids in the ways of compassion, eventually, they’ll thank us for granting them a much larger worldview.

-Susie Larson “Growing Grateful Kids” p.82

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