Parenting has never been a perfect art. It's been said, considering the preparation they have for it, most parents do far better than they should be expected to. Is it any wonder parent-child relationships generate the cynicism they do on the part of writers and philosophers? Consider these two observations: "The parent who could see his boy as he really is would shake his head and say, 'Willie is no good. I'll sell him.' " (Stephen Leacock in The Lot of the Schoolmaster). "Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them.
UPCOMING WEEKS In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor could see that tomorrow’s wedding might be in for problems.
“You’re letting it all get to you,” he told her gently, as he pulled her aside. “Just take it one little step at a time. When you get to the door with your father tomorrow afternoon, look only at the aisle ahead of you. You’ve walked it hundreds of times, every Sunday when you come to church. Think only of that.
This story about Peter's mission to the Gentiles continues the account that began in 10:1, and it repeats in greater detail the content of Peter's vision that was already mentioned in 10:9-16. It is a remarkable story, because it treats rather lightly a dispute that was widespread in the New Testament church, the dispute over conditions to be laid upon Gentile converts to the faith.