Reflection: A Little Boy’s Empathy

Five-year-old Miguel Garcia didn’t understand his father’s sickness.  But he did know that his father was losing strength and had to go to the hospital frequently for special treatments.

He also knew that his father was losing his hair due to the treatment, and that this made him feel sad.  His father spoke of feeling strange and alone.  Miguel’s older brothers felt very bad and so did Miguel, who said he wanted to do something for his father.

One night, Miguel called his father into his bedroom.  The five-year-old had cut off all his hair so his father wouldn’t feel alone.  He told his father, “I did it because I love you.”

There are no words with more healing power than words of love.  The more we express our love in words and deeds, the better we become as human beings.

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. (1 John 3:1)

Jesus, show us how to love each other as You love us.

Taken from Three Minutes a Day (volume 54) by The Christophers