WARNING: a LOVING political post!
Oh, beloved parents and co-laborers in special-parenting! Let's be careful to show love, even in our objections.
Here are just a few principles from 1 Corinthians that we can apply to politics:
- The truth of the Scripture tells us very plainly that if we speak to others without love, it is just like a resounding gong in their ears. Is that how we, as Christian parents, desire to be perceived in an arena where we can actually be valuable team members?
- If we don't convey our thoughts and concerns maturely, we are just like complaining children who approach conflict with immaturity. I mean this lovingly, let's put away childish anger and grow up. With God's help, we are more than capable to work through difficult situations like an adult.
Let's be productive. Not just for education, but for the Love of God that He showed to us, that we can show to others. This includes doctors who we think that are not compassionate enough toward our child. It also includes those teachers and support staff at your child's school... and yes, it also Mrs. DeVos.
Perhaps apologies may be appropriate.
Dear God, we get caught up in hysteria and forget that we are to reciprocate the Love you have shown to us to others. Please give us wisdom in uncertain times so that we may remember, that above all we are to bring glory to you.