For Reagan

Hello everyone and welcome back to Deeper Waters where we are diving into the ocean of truth. Tonight, I know I had said prior that we would start looking at falsity, and we will in the future, as in tomorrow hopefully, but not tonight. Tonight, I have received word that my folks back in my hometown have a new kitten named Reagan and I have been being texted with several pictures of the new member of the family. I have also been told some about what he’s doing and so I thought tonight I’d do a blog in honor of Reagan.

I called them to ask about the new kitty and heard my Dad laughing in the background. What was going on? Our new kitty has a whole new world to explore. He is running around and jumping and looking at everything. As I was told, he has big eyes with which he is taking everything in. I immediately thought of what G.K. Chesterton said when he said the wonder of a child exists in its ability to exult in the monotonous.

Oh if only we could all have the wonder of a child, and why should that not apply to kittens? Do my folks have a big house? No. It’s average size. However, to a true child, all of the world is a playground and we are too prone to not see it that way. A child is not surprised when he sees that there is a dragon in the world. In fact, he expects there to be a dragon. At the same time, he also expects there to be a dragon slayer.

So at their house, Reagan has been busy playing with everything. Even a tiny paper wad that is no bigger than your thumb has been an object of great amusement. Boredom is one of our serious problems today and it is because we seem to think things have a quantity of wonder that is dragged out of them rather than having a quality of wonder that is part of what they are.

And of course, let us not forget love. I have already seen a picture of Reagan and my mother together and she is very happy with the new addition to the family. The child needs wonder, but the child also needs love. In fact, we all need it, and only God can truly give us the love that we need. This is not to discourage the other kinds of love. In a sense, Jesus does give us all we need, but Jesus gave us people to be friends, family to love us, and for some of us, spouses that will love us as well.

To my family and the newest member, I wish the best and I look forward to when I can get to see you in person. Enjoy life as you are brand new to this world (Just 7 weeks tonight I hear) and may we all learn something from your wonder at the world and may we too, in thinking about you, try to look at the world through the eyes of a child and see the wonder.

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