Gift to a child

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

A giant road grader. An exact replica of a John Deere backhoe. A bag of hardwood building blocks, complete with beveled edges. It was such a happy scene—presents for a child on a special occasion.

Yet the occasion stirred my thought deeply. What is the best gift an adult can give to a child? "What is the bottom line concerning gifts?" I thought. "Spiritual treasures" was the answer.

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Message to my child
December 16, 1985
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