Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Bragging: Rights Or Wrongs?
But the worst kind of pride a mother can have is that which sucks up the credit for her children's success. It's easy to be tempted this way when we see our children are doing well. I have to check myself sometimes when I catch myself preening. Because you know... Well, here's an analogy:
The Horticultre of Children
And, of course, He's the one who put all that good stuff in these kids of ours. Yours and mine. If we cooperated with God's Will, and also-- and here's the kicker -- managed to teach our children to cooperate with His Will, then we've prepared the way for God's Good to happen. And you know, we can always brag about how God's good to us:
We can also say: "Wow! Dang! Look how straight and tall this tree has grown! I'm so glad I had those stakes tied to it back in those windy years."
And we might say, "Shoot, where'd all these other trees come from?!"