Breaking Through Notions and Clarifying the Truth with My Young Son
(Minghui.org) My eight-year-old son has heard many stories of validating Dafa and wants to do it, too. Recently, he has done very well in helping me tell people about Falun Gong and the persecution.
When he was little, I sometimes brought him with me to distribute materials. If someone refused the materials, he would follow them and tell them about the content of the DVD. Maybe people saw his innocent and pure heart, but they eventually accepted the materials and praised him as being cute and smart. However, I felt that he was too young to do truth-clarification.
Lately, I haven't made progress in persuading people to quit the Chinese Communist Party and its youth organizations. I heard that a fellow practitioner was clarifying the truth together with her grandson. I was inspired and decided to go out to clarify the truth with my son the next day.
We were at a beach, where there were many kids. Soon, my son started playing with another boy. I started to chat with the boy's mother.
After a while, my son came over and told her, “Ma'am, have you heard that you'll be blessed if you quit the CCP?”
“No,” she replied.
“Have you ever joined Communist Party organizations?”
“Yes, I have.”
“Then please quit from it. You'll be blessed.”
“Okay,” she said and smiled.
“My family practices Falun Gong. We've all quit the CCP and its associated organizations.”
She was surprised and looked at me. I started to tell her how Falun Gong is being persecuted and how the media cooperated with the Party to frame Falun Gong. I also told her that the principles of Falun Gong are Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. She asked many questions. We talked at length.
After they left, my son saw a boy trying to do the swing but was having trouble. He came over to help him. I sat down behind the swing. The boy's mother joined me, and we started to talk.
My son came over again and asked her, “Ma'am, have you heard that you'll be blessed if you quit the CCP?”
“What's your name?” he asked.
She told him her name, and he started to tell her why she should quit the Party. She seemed to enjoy the conversation. All my worries were gone. I realized that kids are innocent and pure, and that they communicate easily with others. As a mother, I shouldn't think that kids are too young to clarify the truth. Instead, I should encourage young practitioners to do so.