Sometimes kids are afraid of other kids who are maybe a bit different than they are. That doesn’t mean we should allow them to continue to ignore them. It means that we need to help our kids not just get used to them, but encourage friendships. We shouldn’t be surprised when our kids invest in the lives of these kiddos that it doesn’t only impact their lives, but ours too. Sometimes it requires our kids to give them a little extra help. It may require good listening skills because they don’t speak clearly. Or patience because of their quirkiness. If our kids are befriending someone in a non-Christian family, it can open huge doors for outreach.

Suggested Reading: Philippians 2:4, Galatians 6:2