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Christina found this letter while going through her mother’s things. This is a letter from her grandfather to his father when he was young. I found it very touching and inspirational and I hope you do as well.
I am just a little fellow, but I have been doing some thinking. Some day I will be a big man just like you. You are my ideal – I think you can do anything. I like to hear you talk, and watch you walk, and to see you drive the car. You are so strong and it seems that you know how to handle any situation. I am never afraid when you are around.
But Dad, there is something that is bothering me a lot, I know that I am going to be like you, even though I should try to be different. I like to go to Sunday school and Church. When I get a little older, very likely I will not – cause you don’t go. I like to study the Bible now, but will I when I get as big as you? You do not. When I get big like you, Daddy, I want to go to Church with my Wife; but will I? You don’t very often. I am going to be like you, I want to give thanks at the table for food, clothing, and the home God has given us, but Daddy, I want to help my wife and win others to Christ and especially our Children – but how can I? You think only of your work, and paying for our house, and buying our food and clothes. This is very nice Daddy; but the Bible says, “Man shall not live by bread alone,” and I know that is true because people are dying every day and leaving pretty homes behind, and also their savings accounts. Daddy, I am afraid you wouldn’t take time off from the store to go to heaven.
Anyway, Dad, I have enjoyed talking with you about these things. I do hope you will become a Christian some time so that I can be the kind of man I want to be – and be just like you too.
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With this round of crud that’s hit our family, I’ve been so torn about church attendance. I don’t want to get anyone else sick, but I know it’s vital that the spiritual health of my children be attended to.
In my very little amount of research on this, I’ve come across this article that makes a ton of sense.
“The bottom line, then, is this: Keep your child home from school if there’s fever, or if the child feels too crummy to participate — but don’t worry so much about the runny nose in the row behind.”
I think we’ll be coming to services more often with runny noses. Kids can be contagious without showing any symptoms, and can be coughing their heads off just because the virus they just got rid of irritated their lungs’ linings. There’s no way to know.