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Cereal For Breakfast and Other Childish Things




After an event or milestone has been completed, it is customary to say something like, "Well, this calls for a celebration!" When the celebration is the event or milestone, what then? "Hurray, the celebration is over! This calls for a ---" A sleep-in day and a bowl of cereal for breakfast. There may be cartoons later. Definitely some quiet, doing nothing time. The quiet, doing nothing time may lead to boredom. Boredom generally leads to reading and doing. "Well, I've got nothing else to do." The next thing I know, the children are working on complex compositions, film projects, and stories told through Lego and miscellaneous action figures.


Sometimes taking a step back into childhood helps reset the family. What is our goal? Cooking amazing meals? Cleaning the house? Getting school done? Staying healthy? While these are all part of the goal and certainly happy results of the goal, the true goal is to get to Heaven and take as many people with me as possible. If the world ends because I take a sleep-in day and eat cereal for breakfast with my children, I may have some explaining to do, but it hasn't happened yet.


At that time, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" Then Jesus beckoned a child to come to Him, placed it in their midst, and said, "Amen, I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself and becomes like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matt 18: 1-4



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