Thursday, September 19, 2019


Nelson Mandela was more than the leader of South Africa. He possessed a common touch that no amount of political coaching could inculcate. When Mandela spoke at banquets, he made it a point to go into the kitchen and shake hands with every dishwasher and bus-boy. On countless occasions, he would stop in the middle of a street or hallway to talk with a little child. His questioning had the rhythm of a catechism. “How old are you?” he would ask. “Four,” the boy might whisper. “Ah, you’re a big man!” he would reply with a smile. “And what did you have for breakfast today?”

Jesus had only three years to offer salvation to all generations. Yet he found time to fellowship with little children. Is there a child in your path today who needs a loving word or touch?


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