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Undistracted from Love

From the January 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal


My son has an exceptional awareness and understanding of birds. Often when we’re outside, he’ll say, “Did you hear that?” And when I respond that I heard a lawn mower, children playing, or a dog barking, he’ll answer with something like, “No, I mean the black-throated green warbler!” I’ve learned that while he is also hearing the sounds I’m hearing, he isn’t distracted by them.