Learning to Share

As any parent knows, learning to share is a challenging process. We’ve been pretty laid-back about it because it’s something that will develop over time. However, bringing Sarah into our family has brought it to the forefront a bit more!

Sharing is one of those things that’s difficult for all children to learn. In fact, it’s even difficult for adults to practice! It’s just that it’s more obvious with children and adults are better at hiding it!

The earliest Christ-followers, after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, set the sharing bar really high …

They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. (Acts 2.45)

We all have room to grow!

Well, I posted some of Ethan’s phrases recently (Ethanisms 1.0 and 2.0). A phrase that’s stood out this week has been a sharing-related one.

Last Monday evening, at a gathering of area United Methodist pastors, Ethan reached over and grabbed some food from my plate (nothing new there!), and said, “I’m sharing with you!” The next day, took a toy from Sarah (nothing new there, either!), and after walking away from Sarah with the toy, he said again, “I’m sharing with you!”

Well, he doesn’t quite have the concept just yet, but at least it’s on the radar! 😀

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