Youth Religious Education
Kids Say The Darndest Things!
This year will mark the 60th anniversary of the famous Art Linkletter book series of this article's title. The books were compilations of mostly humorous quotes from the many young children he interviewed over the years.
On the Sunday prior to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rev. Khleber gathered the children and asked what they knew of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was so moved by the detail with which two 7 yr. olds responded to his question. I'm sure in an attempt to remain focused on the positive, Khleber did not go into the circumstances around Dr. King's death. Yet, a 7 yr. old recounted that Dr. King was shot and died. You could have heard a pin drop in the sanctuary.
Kids say some of the most clear, pure and unadulterated things. I am grateful that we allow our children the opportunity to be heard. We are listening.