PAIGE 324 - SPARROWS

I have a lot less love for them than my heavenly father, because those darn birds stole my lunch. I was going to have lunch at the church grounds with the DLS, and so I had my sandwich on the bench when someone called out to me, wanting to talk with me before they went, and so I went over and had a quick chat, and then I went back to the bench and lo and behold I had unwittingly fed the birds, tuppence a bag. Then DLS came out of the building and caught me looking down at the bench and asked what was so interesting. I said sparrows.

S kindly shared some of her lunch with me, which I have to say is better than anything I could make. I won't tell you what was in my sandwich. And Susan said, well Livi, maybe those sparrows needed to be fed. I said yes, but I was still kind of annoyed. D said that when he was in the city, it was mostly pigeons that were the problem, because they got too comfortable around humans. D said it always used to make him sad how the pigeons could get fed, but there were still homeless in the city. And I know he didn't say that to me or anything, but it definitely stung my conscience and I said sorry God, yeah he's right I have so much here, and if you can take care of the pigeons, well I know I'm worth more than a whole flock of them, it's silly me getting angry over a sandwich.

The more I learn about God, and the more I overthink life, the more I think everything's summed up in that simple little song, Jesus Loves Me.

Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so
little ones to him belong
they are weak, but he is strong.

Jesus loves me, he who died
heaven's gates flew open wide
he will wash away my sin
let the little child come in.

Jesus loves me, he will stay
close beside me all the way
then his little child will take
up to heaven for his sake.

- Livi.