Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A Mutual Friend
Nena, 4, came to us in the fall with no experience of church. One of her parents is Christian and one is Jewish, and both had had negative experiences with organized religion. Nena slowly warmed up to the atrium, and her nanny reported that it became her favorite activity. Just after Easter Nena's mother told me this story: At home one day Nena found a small black book. (It was a prayer book her mother had as a child.) She asked if she could look at it and her mother said yes, with no further comment. She watched as Nena turned to the first page and saw the big cross on it. Molly looked up at her mother with a face full of joy, "Oh Mommy, I didn't know you knew JESUS!"