The December issue of The Lutheran Witness reflects on “The Blessing of Children.”
Every child is a blessing, even if that blessing is an opportunity for parents to learn self-sacrifice — and even if that blessing is, in the eyes of the world, one too many.
Rest is necessary. But as Christians, we see other people as central to our vocation, rather than obstacles to our happiness.
Our children need to know about ugly realities like sin, death and the devil in order to understand the faith.
We can give our kids the gift of the right kind of boredom and provide them with a chance to think.