When ABC News reporter Linsey Davis became a mother she recognized the importance of spreading one of life’s most important lessons: humans have more in common than we realize.
“The idea here is that, yes, we are all different colors, different features, different personalities, and different backgrounds but God gave us this special gift,” she said during a recent episode of “The Pure Flix Podcast.” “He gave us all one big heart. And that’s the most important part.”
This is a lesson she tackles in her latest children’s book, One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different.”
In it, Davis masterfully handles the monumental issue of diversity — one that is particularly pronounced in an ever-churning news cycle with political, social and racial divisions.
Davis said she was troubled when her young son started asking questions about race following the highly publicized arrest of several black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia in 2018.
“He was just so aware of race and color and asking questions about it. I felt he was way too young for that conversation and that it was unfortunate to have that conversation,” she said. “It became a jumping off point to say, there are things that are different about us, but we have more alike than we are different. And kids really start off with that notion.”
She said kids only see what brings them together — “You like LEGOS? Hey, so do I!” It’s the simplicity of commonality that kids can truly understand.
Listen to Davis discuss her faith and the new book:
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SOURCE: Christian Post; Pureflix.com, Billy Hallowell