Many of us tend to look immediately and understandably outside ourselves for expert answers when things go awry with our children. We’re always in search of the perfect parenting strategies, behavioral tips and general tools to be the best head honchos we can be.
Studying Unity principles is not about learning to become something wonderful. It is a process of realizing who we already are. For this reason, I always hold that my “work” with the youth at Unity of Buffalo is not about teaching the children anything at all.
Instead, my hope in sharing Unity principles with the young is that as the kids grow into adulthood they will continue to be uniquely and joyfully who they are.
The flower that is the human face
Is fairest of all flowers to me,
For in its features I can trace
An aspect of divinity.
Here in this brow I sense the height
And subtlety and strength of thought;
As still as stars in pools of night
Compassion in these eyes is caught.
This mouth so ripe with rosebud words
Of truth and love has power in it
To make a music more than birds
Profoundly sweet and delicate.
What petaled beauty can compare
To the flower that is a human child?
The human flower of God is fair
Beyond all flowers that fill the wild.