Friday, September 4, 2020

Who is the Best Kid?

By Elder Ephraim of the Skete of Saint Andrew

We had gone to a school, which had very young children, who were around six years old. We handed out candies and asked them a question:

"Are you all good kids?"

"Yes…!!!" they said all at once.

"And who is the best kid?"

"Me…!!!" they all said, raising their hands.

Then I saw a child who didn't raise his hand and I told him:

"You, my child, why didn't not raise your hand? Aren't you the best kid?"

He didn't answer…

I asked him again:

"Can you tell me, my child, who is the best kid?"

Then he looked up and said to me:

"Only Christ knows!"

I was shocked by the child's answer!

This wisdom that this child has, he owed to the upbringing provided from his good parents. The parents of this child were very simple people, but according to God they were wise!

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.