What do you like more than you like your family? That’s it.
What do you think of when your mind is on auto-pilot? That’s it.
Whatever you do that divides you from any member of your family. That’s it.
Making a grocery list during the sermon? Entrapped by productivity?
Emailing while husband talks to you? Entrapped by social media?
Bending the truth? Entrapped by making a good appearance?
Ruining your health for no good reason? Entrapped by sugar or leisure?
Zoning out when others are talking? Entrapped by vain imaginations?
Okay, sometimes we find the truth divides. It’s okay to do the truth and cause division, when you cannot avoid division because of the truth.
It is not okay to:
- beat people with the truth for no reason
- redefine the truth for false motives
- lie and pretend it is truth
- tell yourself there is no hope
- enjoy the division
We have so many reasons to prefer division, it’s a wonder anyone still has a family!
The best definer I ever heard of Christianity is: relationship.
Every relationship has the potential to be a picture of Christianity; every broken relationship is a tragedy.
Breaking the family is the greatest tragedy.
Why do we go there so willingly?
- Family (katharinetrauger.wordpress.com)