Condemnation paralyzes, compassion frees.
Exasperation quits, patience prevails.
Yelling silences, communication opens up.
Blame hurts, grace heals.
Faultfinding destroys, praise builds.
Rejection loses, unconditional love wins.”
In Matthew 18:1-5, Jesus calls us to be like children for a reason. Their love, innocence, joy and wonder are worth encouraging. As a learning mom of a toddler, I appreciate being reminded that children’s wonder is something to strive for. We often lose sight of how we can encourage, love and serve people on a daily basis.
So my question for you today – How can you build up someone today?
* The full article of the above mentioned blog is at http://www.handsfreemama.com/2014/05/20/to-build-or-break-a-childs-spirit/.