The things that are essential in life, in a flourishing life might be,

SImply how we live our daily life.

Essential: necessary

Important to the highest degree

Could it possibly be all we really need to know about how to live

and what to do and how to be we learned in our elementary years?

Things like:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don’t hit others.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don’t take things that aren’t yours.

Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life – learn some – draw, paint, sing, dance,

and work some every day.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

(Robert Fulghum “All I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten”)

How to live the dailiness of our lives?

 1John 4: 7-11

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.

Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son

into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.

This is real love-not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son

as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.

Our purpose as believers in Jesus Christ is essentially,

love God, love others.

To teach and disciple, to come alongside those who hurt.

If possible, to help them in their messes.

Because it is still true- no matter how old you are-

when we go out into the world, it’s best to hold hands and stick together.

Until next time, Pam.

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