I love Children's Picture books. I love the way they express ideas in such a simple, unassuming way. There are many books simply expressing the complex issue of poverty and homelessness. Today I want to share a children's book that is neither.
Edwina, The Dinosaur who Didn't Know She Was Extinct. by Mo Willems. It teaches us at the simplest childlike way to "behold' each other (see "Behold" Wednesday Words blog entry).
Edwina is a dinosaur who is adored by everyone except Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie (love the name!) because Edwina is supposed to be extinct! In the end, Reginald learns it doesn't matter that she's technically extinct and learns why everyone else loves her. It is a book that teaches acceptance, tolerance and friendship in a fun and delightful way.
Do you see where I am going with this? As we serve all God's children such attributes are essential: Acceptance. Tolerance. Friendship.
Simply stated: Love.