The way you love a kid can dramatically affect his or her future. Love over time creates worth, and any parent would tell you the most common parenting mistakes are easily overcome by loving our children over the long haul. In the book Playing for Keeps , the authors make this statement:
Most research suggests that when it comes to love, the younger the recipient, the more powerful the impact.
This can create quite the urgency in the heart of an elementary small group leader. Think about it. When we are only seeing these kids for a handful of hours a year, how can we demonstrate a love that makes a sincere impact?
– Read the rest of my contribution to the Lead Small blog at: http://leadsmall.org/elementary/the-time-is-now/