Embracing Our Childhood Beliefs with Gratitude Not Judgement

I hardly quote scripture but I am because I hope it will help you.

Paul says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child. I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we only see a reflection as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”

I still love this passage because it’s embedded in the “love chapter”, 1 Corinthians 13.

The rest says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

The lesson was all about love, that we grow from a childish idea and expression of love to a mature one.

things i believed as a child cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

A man is chained to a ball that says, “Things I believed as a child.”

This is also about a big love, an epic universal love that includes me and invites me to participate in it, a love that knows me and loves me fully, a kind of love where I know all and I love all.

You can’t seem to shake the things you believed as a child?

Don’t worry. They’re part of your story. They are the earliest chapters of your life book and can’t be removed or you wouldn’t make sense. 

Love it all! Lovingly fold it into who you are and say no I don’t believe that anymore but I did and it helped me become who I am today and I’m grateful.

Because all of me is loved.
And I love all!

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