Out of nowhere my 6-year old told my wife (age undisclosed) that she, in fact, loved her more than ice cream. From the heart of a 6-year old, that's pretty big. I don't know if her Sunday School teacher has been talking about loving people more than things, but that sounds like right priorities to me.
Perhaps thinking I might feel slighted, the next day she told me she would let her ice cream melt if I needed her. Which is funny, because if my kids called me for help, my answer might be, 'Can it wait until I finish my ice cream?'
My hope in telling you all of this is simple. I hope you'll assume it was some amazing conversation that I had with my 6-year old that caused her to discover Christ-like love such as this. I kind of also hope you'll re-post this and drive traffic to my blog and cute stories of my children.
But mostly, I hope you'll consider making this your life mission statement to fill the void that's been there.
"Loving people enough to let your ice cream melt. And perhaps your heart as well."