October 7, 2015 admin

PURPOSE: Children Know This

by Skip Broussard

Age 73, Dallas, TX

I always had a feeling of emptiness in childhood and youth. There were no gray headed gurus in Lafayette, LA, then a small, myopic, French-Catholic community. It offered me very little.
Education and career, though absorbing, didn’t resemble purpose. I was adrift, but searching.

There were no gray headed gurus in Lafayette, LA, then a small, myopic, French-Catholic community.


I discovered Unity Church, which felt like a melange of liberal Christianity and existentialism. It is non-denominational, non-critical, kind and generous to all and presents a spectacularly encouraging interpretation of Jesus’ teachings. Although some call it “new age,” it was founded in 1889.
My reading and studying grew from there and took me to many wondrous places. I stopped attending church, not through dissatisfaction, it just felt good to be a free agent.

Children know this. They can’t verbalize it. But once I, as an adult, stripped away all negative conditioning, anger, fear, failure and sadness, it’s there, right there, in the gaze of innocent eyes.


Since my teens, I’ve given lots of time to troubled kids all over the world. Helping at an orphanage for special needs kids in Peru demonstrated that, regardless of grinding poverty, abuse and all the terrors of life, there lies at our core an elemental desire to love and be loved. Children know this. They can’t verbalize it. But once I, as an adult, stripped away all negative conditioning, anger, fear, failure and sadness, it’s there, right there, in the gaze of innocent eyes.
That’s my purpose. To meet innocence with love, food, water, mentoring and yes, money. Funding is the great equalizer. All this can, kid by kid, change the world.

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