Monday Matters-January 24, 2022
Everyday Boy’s Character
I have four boys but there’s one who is most like me which made life challenging in the teen years (for the whole family). Peter’s phone was taking away at times of discipline and one such time I had to drop a note off at school to let him know I’d pick him up and not to take the bus. I wrote, “Peter I’m sorry for my part in provoking you which led to hurt feelings for both of us. Please forgive me. I love you always. Mom”
As parents we wanted our sons to develop strong characters from the inside-out. Not just temporary behavior change, but God’s work for a heart change. God is so cool because at youth group that evening Peter heard a guest speaker talk about the grace God gives and how we can’t afford to withhold from others. Peter apologized and said I could keep the phone as long as I wanted. He forgave me too. Jesus is always the answer…everyday.