Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Power of Stories for Our Kids

G.K. Chesterton (author of many wonderful essays and novels) wrote:

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist.
Children already know that dragons exist.
Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed."

I encourage you dads and granddads to make sure your children and grandchildren (and any children within your sphere of influence) are told stories about standing strong against evil. When children hear example after example of the struggle and fight against what is wrong, their hearts and minds are sharpened for the real fight they must shoulder in the future.

Need an idea? The Chronicles of Narnia series is great for boys and girls.

Don't limit yourself to fiction and history, though these should be rich sources for you. Tell stories from your past or a relative's past. Help them understand a story that's still being written -- your own story.

The dragons can be killed. It may well require great sacrifice, but the dragons can be killed.

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