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Monday, 04 November 2019 07:00

If I had a brown skirt??

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I got a card from my almost-six year old niece this week – she asked me “if I had a brown skirt, could I come to your house?’ It got me thinking – how am I going to answer this particular question when I send her a card in return….. here is what I think I will say. (Note to reader - we are re[publishing his blog - Emme is now 10!)

Dear Emme,

Thanks for sending me a card – I loved all the stickers you put on the front. Your question is a great one - you wanted to know whether you could come to my house if you had a brown skirt. Before I answer it, I want to say that it is great that you have noticed I tend to wear brown skirts a lot. I wonder if you know why I do. I can tell you that it is not because brown is my favourite colour (purple is). There is actually another reason….you probably know that I am a sister, and maybe you even know that the name of the group of sisters I am with is the Missionaries of God’s Love. Well, all of my sisters wear brown skirts and white shirts – so if you did have a brown skirt and came to my house you would fit right in.

But, there is a little more to wearing a brown skirt and deciding to be a sister than that. It is something that I decided to do after talking to God about it a lot, and it is also something I think God was asking me to do. It seemed a little bit scary at the time, but you will find as you grow older that whenever God asks you to do something, he is right there with you every step of the way.

 So, in answer to your question Emme, if you had a brown skirt and were about 12 years older, and you believed that this was something God was asking you to do, you could definitely come and live at my house…… until then, you are welcome to come and visit any time so that you can learn more about what sisters like to spend their time doing.

Love Auntie Mel