I’m reading a pretty good book right now by Mike Mason called The Mystery of Children, What Our Kids Teach Us About Childlike Faith. He has a passage about children and stories that really struck me:
Children and stories are inseparable because children live stories. Adults tend to live in their heads, relentlessly analyzing. But children experience life directly. To children, life is a story in which they are the main character.
Adults, not content to simply be characters, want to be the author of their story. Being part of a story means surrendering control, but we like to think we can control our world, or at least a good chunk of it.
Maybe that’s why it’s so easy for us grown-ups to find life so stressful and difficult at times. Maybe we need to do a better job of living our story.
[tags]The Mystery of Children, Mike Mason, stories, childlike faith[/tags]