How often a single word or phrase in a Sentinel article catches the attention, holds it, and remains in thought to bless. This happened as I read Roderick Nordell's article, "Learn to be parented," in the October 20 issue. The phrase "God's child meets God's child" stood out to me as being applicable in a wide variety of day-to-day experiences. The author tells how gentle, loving parental counsel, through phrases such as this, which he heard in his home while growing up, influenced and supported him when he was faced with various childhood challenges, and has continued to be a spiritual guide in his adult life.

I'm finding that this scientifically based phrase is wonderfully helpful, whether I'm standing in line in a grocery store or the post office, or finding myself in a crowded room. It's indeed a dynamic declaration—every human encounter is actually between two perfect, spiritually created children of God. Exceptions impossible! So we can fearlessly go forward, expecting to "meet God's child" wherever we are.

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December 8, 2003

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