Dear Editor: I am so enjoying the kids’ section in Western Friend. It has gotten me through more than one First Day School, and with the variety of ages in our program it’s a very big help. I can’t wait to do the race at Easter, where everyone tries to race to the rope at the same time for a picture!
– Sue Scott, Inland Valley Friends Meeting, Riverside (PYM)
We’re tolerant of behavior by a two-year-old that would disturb us greatly if it were displayed by an adult. The behavior of the two-year-old is something we’d normally accept as natural to the condition of a two-year-old. The same behavior in an adult would challenge us to reconcile our ideas about what is natural in adult behavior with the disruptive behavior we see before us.
I united with the Quaker testimony of Integrity very naturally when I first learned of it. I had developed a deep need to discern the truth as a child, when I experienced the pain of telling the truth and yet not being believed. My excellent academic education in math and law taught me many methods for seeking the truth – scientific experimentation, logic, debate and more.