All White Apples

A friend's son was in the first grade of school, and his teacher asked the class, "What is the color of apples?" Most of the children answered red. A few said green. Kevin, my friend's son raised his hand and said white. The teacher explained that apples could be red, green and sometimes golden but never white.

Kevin was insistent and said "Look inside."

Perception without mindfulness keeps us on the surface of things, and we often miss other levels of reality.

Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditations

This devotional thought was taken from the book Small Wonders: Children's Faith Stories from the Indiana United Methodist Church, compiled and edited by Lynne DeMichele.

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