I’ve been doing a lot of introspection recently and these are some of the thoughts I’ve been mulling over:
If I want my kids to grow up knowing that they can always come to me for help, should I ever refuse to give them my help now? Like when they have made a mess of their toys, for instance, do I really want to respond with “I didn’t make that mess; you clean it up. If you made the mess, you can clean it up.” Do I want them to become unwilling to help others with their messes? After all, kids learn by example.
And why have I become so disgusted with messes anyways? There is absolutely nothing wrong with messes. Messes are good. They are a sign that living has been going on. I learned from Rich Mullins the proverb, “Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty…
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