By: Karine Veldhoen
Children and Attachments
Young children are masterful at cultivating attachments.
Possibly, because children are less aware and don’t see through our adult lenses, they find it easier to connect. They are less concerned about the sameness of race, ethnicity, religion, or creed. They don’t need to connect through the experience of sameness in language, socio-economics, interests, or even professions.
Without a doubt, little ones somehow easily find connection in the simplest ways, like sharing a sweet fruit. The rest doesn’t matter. All of the differences fall away. Children create a connection in spite of all the differences we perceive. So often, they are completely open-hearted.
Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said,
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Simply offer a sweet fruit and make a friend.