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My patient has kept in touch with friends in
I have taught Sunday School for over 25 years and have watched many children grow to adulthood, establishing careers, starting their own families, and becoming responsible citizens. Children cannot help but learn and are like sponges, absorbing whatever they hear and experience. I love the enthusiasm with which they explore new ideas and how changes that come with maturity are readily embraced. It is so important for youth to see beyond themselves and to interact with a world that is changing rapidly.
Today we talked about the countries in
I am currently reading The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman. He describes a tiny world, flattened by globalization, free trade and technology. My patient is living in a vastly different world than the one he entered almost a century ago. He has kept pace with change, believing that he has made a difference in the lives of people he has touched over the years.
These children will have to adapt to the rapid change that is already happening. Some will be on the crest of the wave of change, and others will be following their leaders. Every one of them is beautiful and gifted in a special God-given way.