Live In Love

Hampden United Methodist Church

Ephesians 4:25-5:2

39002412_10102294296897573_5597530829908606976_oImitators of God

James Baldwin once said, “Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

Children are amazingly perceptive imitators. Our 2-year-old daughter is at the age where she mimics pretty much anything we say or do. One of the things she loves is when I pick her up and carry her on my shoulders, or as she says, “I want to sit on your neck!” And so guess how she carries her baby doll around the house? Not cradled in her arms, but around her neck, just like I carry her on my shoulders.

When I was in Kindergarten, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up. My answer? A state worker! Any guesses why? The answer, of course, is that my father was a state worker. I really had no idea…

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