Our country is shaken and mourning from yet another mass murder at a school. Yet as we mourn, we are becoming inured to the tragedy of it, and turning more to rallies and politics. We are turning away from our homes and children and churches, and turning up our volume and anger and disgust. In short we are turning away from Christ, which is precisely what will contribute to the problem.
If we truly want the answer to the violence that plagues our children, we have to acknowledge that Man does not possess the answer. Nor can Man create any law that will heal our children’s hearts. We need to accept that in order to heal our children, we need to turn to them, and turn them to Christ.
We need to accept that in order to heal our children, we need to turn to them, and turn them to Christ.
Try this, set aside a few extra minutes with your child tonight (or over the next several nights, depending on how many you care for). As you tuck them in, ask them some of these questions:
- How did your day go?
- Did you have any trouble with anyone today?
- Can you think of a way that you can improve your relationship with them?
- Did you notice anyone struggling or lonely today?
- Can you think of ways that you could show them Christ-like love tomorrow?
- Smile at them.
- Wave hello.
- Say, “Hi.”
- Sit with them at lunch.
- Talk to your friends about being nicer to them.
As you have a conversation about showing Love to others with your kids, you will help them become part of the solution. Remember Christ’s words:
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. – Matthew 22:39
Man’s Laws have second and third order effects that we cannot fully comprehend, but God’s Laws are perfect. Love each other and we are all healed.