Regardless of our ages, all children of God need to be reminded again and again that we have received a complete toolbox of faith skills through our baptism. This the work we do with those skills: living among God’s faithful people, proclaiming Christ through word and deed, caring for others and the world God made, seeking to know Christ through God’s Word, growing in faith and living the Christian life.
That work takes practice. The more children see the adults around them practicing these things—including admitting to failure—the more resilient they will become, trusting in God and in God’s work and love in those around them.
This message is an excerpt from “Resilience: The Stickiness to Keep Going,” by Julia Seymour in the November 2016 issue of Gather magazine.