Monday, April 4, 2011

Rock....Paper... Scissors...JESUS!

Bam!! When my kids at school play this, Jesus totally TRUMPS all of the above. Obviously. It's funny how kids can have more faith in things than adults. Not just concerning their religiosity either. But just in general. They are more optimistic, hopeful, open-minded about things around them then adults are. We can always say it, but it's so true that kids are wiser then we give them credit for. I asked my kids how they would settle a disagreement and argument today. I also asked them to respond and provide both negative and positive ways to settle a dispute. Negative ways included fighting and insulting one another. And positive methods ranged from talking it out, walking away, hearing the opposing side, breathing, counting to ten, apologizing to one another, and asking others for advice. Terry Jones, the pastor that burned the Qu'ran recently, and has been threatening to do so since the 9th anniversary of September 11, and the people in Afghanistan that are attacking and killing innocent civilians in retaliation, could learn a thing or two from them. Shame on all of them for acting the way they are. Whether it's figuratively, or literally, haven't they all learned from Mahatma Gandhi, that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi...
Just wanted to point out it is Gandhi and not Ghandi...

thenerdqueen said...

I think it's so sad that kids know how to cope better than adults - I think it's because kids listen to the advice and rules given to them. Adults don't.

(As for what that says about us as humans... I don't want to think about it.)

Artistic Logic said...

so what symbol (hand ) do they use for Jesus?

Constructive Attitude said...

Anonymous: Thanks...awkwardd

thenerdqueen: I agree completely!

AL: They make a "cross" sign for "Jesus".

Loredana said...

Children are always wiser because they are more innocent to the world around them. That's why i always leave a bad friendship/relationship if it leads to the point of actual fighting because if i have to fight with you to get my point across then there's no point. We're adults, we should be able to sit down and talk like adults. Instead adults today and most older kids love to attack whether by physical force or through words. Kids, children, they just want to be friends all the time and play. I'd love for everyone to pay more attention to what Ghandi said and just what jesus taught in general.

Margie said...

You are so wise!
Thanks for sharing!

Margie:)

Rationality said...

Kids act spontinously but in proper way simply because there is no place of antipathy in their hearts. Indeed the world needs to take things easily not by paying back the same pain!
Loved this post it's inspiring one.
Thanks for sharing my lovely friend:)

linlah said...

I like that you asked the kids the wrong way and the right way, streching their thoughts about both sides.

Shaheb said...

my man Jesus is in heaven haha