We travel through life so fast nowadays that we forget or are often unaware that every person we walk by, drive by and/or push a Walmart cart by has a story. Maybe it’s a success story or a painful story or perhaps a disjointed, cracked story. Maybe their stories are old and they bare the scars. Or maybe they are recent and fresh and raw.
Every kid has a story. All we tend to see is a “behavior problem.” But behind that misbehaving child is often a story that would make us cringe… and understand his or her behavior.
Remembering that we all have a story causes, at least me, to treat kids with a whole lot more grace. It causes me to treat them a whole lot more like God does… who knows all of our stories!