Devotions based on Rupp and Wiederkehr’s book, The Circle of Life

Children are the best teachers to help us enjoy life. They do not own calendars or work in offices. They are not obsessed with making a living but rather having a life. They don’t get preoccupied with having a reason for doing whatever they do. Life is the reason. Children can live from the center, from the heart. It is a purer kind of living. It is living in the moment. They do not notice the discomfort of the heat or cold as life is a celebration. Children live life fully because they live by the heart, not the calendar. We have much to learn from them. May we ask the child within us how to live by our hearts.