Sunday, August 1, 2010

Washing Their Feet

The Savior washed the feet of his apostles at the Last Supper.  The account is often used as a symbol for service, but the covenant relationship the Savior has with each of us takes the lesson to infinite depths of understanding beyond the act.

I was pleased to find this delightful story this morning on the blog of our daughter Melanie.  She calls it "Motherhood Matters."  Not only does it matter to Mel, but it matters to all of us who observe the teaching of children.  And the rest of the story, motherhood "matters," while they seem insignificant to the world at large, matter very, very much to little children.

Simple lessons are the best lessons when administered with large doses of  love and patience.

As Melanie points out, sometimes we just never know how much our children absorb of our diligent teaching efforts as parents.  Some argue children are simply too young, and defer their teaching until they are "old enough to understand." 

As her experience illustrates beautifully, there is no such thing as "too young to learn." 

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