The Trash Basket

I was reading on The Nursery some of the funny things kids say. I saw this one and it made me smile.

One particular four-year-old prayed,
'And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.'

First, it made me smile and then it made me really stop and think.

Maybe this is a prayer we should pray. Maybe we do fill our lives with trash that we don't need. What type of trash is in our baskets? Do they overflow with envy, hatred, bitterness, faithlessness, doubt?

And what trash do we allow others to contribute to our baskets? Insecurities, gossip, cruelty, jealousy?

Maybe today is the day to start taking out the trash. Maybe this little four year old is right. Maybe we should ask God to forgive us for all the trash we carry around in our baskets. And maybe we should pray to have a forgiving heart for all those who try to empty their trash into our baskets.

It is something worth thinking about.

1 comment:

Leslie said...

That's fantastic!!!!!! Have a great new week.