Elisa Morgan president of MOPS International shared her insight into a child’s view of the world. Reference: October 27th Daily Bread 2005
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it’s mine.
If I can take it away from you, it’s mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine.
If it’s mine, it will never belong to anyone else, no matter what.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine.
If it looks just like mine, it is mine.
My (Kent McClain) insight into a Christian parent’s view of the world.
If I want it, it’s yours.
If I give it to you and change my mind later, it’s yours.
If I can take it away from you, I apologize, it’s yours.
If I had it a little while ago, it does not matter, it’s yours now.
If it’s mine, it is only mine for a short while, everything belongs to the Lord.
If we are building something together, all the pieces are mine and yours.
If it looks just like mine, it may be, but you can have it.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2: 1-4