This is just a quick post to introduce and promote the Lausanne Consultation on Children at Risk, a momentous gathering of global church and network/movement leaders, theologians and ministry practitioners to come up with concrete commitments to undertake meaningful action to, for and with children at risk.
It’s the end of Day 1, and what a ride it has been so far! Here’s one of the things I learned today:
Children are normally born with five physical senses— of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. But then…there are five other senses that need to be developed, trained and cultivated in the first six years of life. And if these senses are cultivated properly, they will be a foundation for all of life. These five senses are: :
• A sense of security,
• A sense of being special,
• A sense of respect for boundaries,
• A sense of responsibility, and
• A sense of who God is.
— David Bennett, Chief Collaboration Officer and Teaching Pastor, The Lausanne Movement
I’m writing more about this event very soon, but for now I have to catch up on my ZZZZZZZZs.