Grand Teton from Table Mountain, by Caleb Baker
Sitting in church I noticed a rough-looking man handling his three little boys with patience and kindness and gentleness. He inspired me, and I felt filled with gratitude for the method of this man. Those boys will know they are loved, that they matter. Those boys will learn that kindness is the way of true manhood as they marry and raise their own children in turn. My wish and prayer is for kindness to find ever more-frequent expression in this world.
who ruffles one boy’s strawberry hair
and pats the older gently on the back
and kisses the littlest on top the head and whispers in his ear and smiles,
will raise prophets
with his kindness
Roger is the author of Rabbit Lane: Memoir of a Country Road. The book tells the true life story of an obscure and magical farm road and its power to transform the human spirit. The book is available in print and for Kindle at Amazon. See Rabbit Lane reviewed in Words and Pictures.