Monday, June 18, 2012

Number one rule~ Love

Adison's beautiful chalk drawing, I love her creativity.

How was your weekend?
Father's Day?

Ours was very nice.
I have a lot of pictures to share, but am thinking that I may do that tomorrow.

Today though, I wanted to share something that my insightful and inquisitive nine year old brought to my attention.

We were having a conversation that has been had many times, and if you have children or was a child once {ha ha!} I'm sure you've had as well.
It was about living the way that God would want us to live, to be respectful and have a positive attitude.
We went over expectations and consequences, as well as going over the rules again.

Adison at one point said, Mom, we need to have a list of all of these rules.

Me: You know what, you're right. Well, Jesus told us to love one another and to treat others how we want to be treated. When it comes down to it, that's the one and only rule in our house. We are called to love one another, to treat others how we would hope that they would treat us. If we follow that one, very important rule then everything else falls into place.

That's it folks.
It all boils down to love.

We now have one and only rule in our house as well as one expectation: to treat others with love. To love them as they deserved to be treated. To love them as Jesus loves us.

Anyone who loves God must also love his brothers and sisters. 1John 4:21

Isn't it amazing how children can help us to recognize the complexity in life.
It doesn't need to be so, in fact, it can be quite simple.

Practice it, show it, live it.

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