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wisdom from a nine year old

Posted by Jonathan Chant on 15:28, April 30, 2007

I attend this small group every other Saturday that is basically made up of university students mainly from SCBC (one other person & I are the exceptions). We meet at our leaders’ beautiful condo down at the lakefront. The leaders are actually really good family friends and it’s kind of cool how I got connected to this small group. But that’s another story for another day. Our leaders have two young children, a daughter in grade 7 and a nine (I think) year old son. This past Saturday night, the other uni students and I had the pleasure of being their son’s audience as he practiced his speech for his compitition today. Hmmm…I wonder how it went? Anyways, I was blown away by the depth and wisdom he showed through his speech. Here’s a couple (as direct as possible) quotes:

“Good friends can motivate you to do good like when you should be working on a project but would rather play, he can remind you to work.”

“Friends can inspire you to show the fruits of the spirit such as love, kindness, patience…”

“Pray for the bully as well because he may not have any friends…as it says in Matthew 5:44, ‘But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you'”

Wow. I don’t think I even knew what the fruits of the spirit were when I was nine.

Though it was only about 2 minutes in length, it was so inspiring and a great reminder of how important friends are.

Children will never cease to amaze me.


One Response to “wisdom from a nine year old”

  1. eugene said

    that’s awesome. often the wiseom of children is the most startling, showing the most clarity, and warms the heart most of all.

    thanks for sharing this great story!

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