The Apple Falls…Very Far from the Tree


What do you do when one of your parents lets you down?

How does a child assume the “parent” role in a situation?

God’s sixth commandment is to, “Honor thy father and mother,” but what if sometimes you just don’t agree with the choices a parent makes? Do you still go along with his or her decisions and actions, just in the name of “honoring” them?

I understand the context of the commandment and how the word “honor” really translates to respecting and obeying one’s parents, but what if what your parents are doing something that goes against EVERYTHING you fundamentally believe in and try to live your life according to, and ultimately, is jeopardizing the whole family dynamic?

Dear Jesus, please help me honor

…your words.

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~ by Maureen on May 7, 2009.

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