The Gift of Joy and Wonder

from my wise internet friend Robert: “When did we stop asking questions? I suppose we wanted the questions to stop because they annoyed us so we began making proclamations instead. I think God would rather that we ask amazed questions rather than make exhausted declarations. I think He would have us wondering aloud at the beauty of it all. I think Jesus welcomes children because we adults get too tired.”

A Desert Father

Recently, Karrie and I adopted two young boys.  We have been in the adoption process for some time yet the news still came as a surprise (which we received while on vacation in Tibet).  We got home and two days later were meeting the amazing birth family.  Our life has been a bit topsy-turvy since then – yet in a wonderful way.  I have not really had the chance to write or even time to reflect it seems as this rather dramatic change in our life has unfolded.  Yet, over and over again, I have found myself touched by one particular thing – the fresh joy with which children view the world.

There is a tiredness to life that sets in over time.  Perhaps it is jaded-ness or perhaps it is ennui – whatever one calls it the result is the same.  Life looks less like living and more like…

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