Charlie wasn’t listening again. It has seemed to be a huge pattern. So, while lying in bed about to read him a book I decided to ask him what would make him a better listener.
Jesus. He said.
Yeah (I said in a breath knowing what he said was deeply true), do you think you can ask Jesus to help you be a better listener?
Okay, why don’t you pray?
Dear God, thank you for this day, and have Jesus make me better. Amen.
And that was the first of many of the things that Charlie has taught me about Jesus. The faith of a child. So quick to know the answer, and not to second guess what that answer is.