They ask what's on their minds and they say what they think.
In the church you'll always hear the truth from the kids first.
Kevin, one of our dear Celebration kids, came back to the hospitality room after service to get a cookie and said hi to me. I had already been back there with the first time guests for about thirty minutes, but all of them had gone home. I was exhausted and let out a sigh as I switched from my four inch heels to my flip flops. I was gathering my things when Kevin said, "PD, you look like you don't want to be here..."
"Kevin, you're right," I said. "My feet are tired. I want to be home in my bed. I've been here since the crack of dawn and taught life group and led worship, and preached and greeted visitors, and now I'm exhausted. So at this moment, I wanna be in my bed. But I love this place and I love you, very much. I'm glad I was here today, but now I'm ready to go home. Thanks for being honest, by the way! I love that."
I've had kids tell me I need to lose weight. (They're right.)
Other kids tell their teachers their parents are planning on leaving. (Too bad their parents didn't have their courage or honesty.)
Some tell their teachers that a man or woman (not married to their parent) was in their mom or dad's bed when they woke up this morning. (Yep, life group teachers hear it allllllllllllllllllllll. If you don't want your kids to tell their teacher, just don't do it.)
You never know what kids are going to say.
But let me tell ya, I love it that kids speak truth.
Adults can learn a lot from kids.