The Hand the Rocks the Cradle

What if I don't want to rule the world? What if I don't want to have anything to do with influencing the course of human history, let alone ruling the world?

Do you?

Okay, so  if I can influence it for good–guaranteed for good, then maybe I'll take a bash at it, but you just never know do you? I think of that king in the Bible who begged for more years to live, and probably did great things with those years, except he also sired a devil of a son who did terrible things.

I look at all these children in my care and I don't know that I want to be responsible for how all these little people turn out–and don't stroke my ego here and tell me I'm a great provider or mother, or anything like that. I'm adequate surely, but I'm not nearly as good as you want to think I am.  Then again, maybe adequate is the best any of us can hope to be.

My down the street a few houses neighbor voiced the opinion in Sunday School a few weeks ago that once we recognize that we have a problem or a personality flaw because of something our parents did or did not do, from that moment on, they are no longer responsible for it–we are. I think I like this reasoning. Especially now that I'm the parent muddling up everyone's lives.

In which case I don't have to be perfect. Maybe all I have to do is teach them to think clearly. And hope they can see themselves for who they truly are at a really young age :o)

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2 responses to “The Hand the Rocks the Cradle

  • Miss Spider (Charlotte)

    The best we can do is teach them what right is and that they can make a choice with the help of God of course. I teach these little ones to go to God and tell him when they feel ugly and ask him to help them. It works, children can understand they hear His voice better then I do. They are listening. I'm too busy thinking. Don't be so hard on yourself. We can't save souls we just show them to the One who can.

  • This is Life

    I like the last comment!- You said it!-Nena

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