Sunday, April 19, 2015


Me and Dayana tonight after church!
This morning, when I looked back and saw my friend, Dayana and her family, at church, it made me so happy, yet, I was ashamed (avergonzado).

No, not ashamed that she had come, but ashamed of the fact that it is because of my 4 year old daughter that she was there and not because of me.

You see, Josey, my 4 year old, has been the one inviting Dayana’s son, Denziel, Josey’s classmate, to church.

Denziel & Josey tonight after church!
Along with Denziel, was his cousin, Miguel, another classmate of Josey’s. She’s been inviting him too!

There is no excuse for me not inviting Dayana, only shame because it was my 4 year old daughter inviting them and not me. I am hoping I can learn from her childlike exuberance. Learn to get out of my comfort zone. Become more like her, like a child in my manner of having no shame.

Why has it taken me so long to see this? I don’t know. But I do know that if I could have more of a childlike faith, or become more like my 4 year old, I could invite more people to church.

Ms. Andrea, Dayana's daughter, at church tonight!
She has no fear of rejection, only a small hope that one day they’ll come. Not ashamed!

My prayer is for God to make me more like Josey.

Maybe then I won’t be ashamed.

Ashamed that I did not ask first. Ashamed because a 4 year old beat me, a 29 year old, at inviting others to church.

Has your child ever put you to shame in a situation similar to this? Would you be willing to share a time of when you were ashamed?

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Luke 9:26 King James Version (KJV)

26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed…

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