The Divine Eye Roll

One of the mechanisms of healing that God has woven into the world is generational. The conflicts that separate people sometimes dissolve because the children of the adversaries take no interest in the matter of pride under contention. This sort of indifference is a blessing, and we should pray for more of it.

Try to remember that the next time a child rolls her eyes at you or says, “Whatever.”

You are actually witnessing an instrument of peace, one of the means (though maybe not in that very instant) by which reconciliation comes....