My heart aches for this mother and her young son, but I am also filled with admiration for her wisdom, and her understanding of divine love, freedom, sin and grace.
I did not design it, but my last several posts have developed into a series on sin and grace. All Have Sinned talked about reckoning with my own sin. Grace Rules discussed my child’s guilt over his. Today’s post deals with those who sin against us.
My son’s most prized possession right now is a pile of tiny collectable sports figures, which he has worked all year to acquire. The other day, he took them outside to show to a couple of older boys from the neighborhood.
They immediately began to pester him to give them some of the toys. He offered to give them his duplicates, but they kept asking if they could keep this one or that one. Listening from the living room, I felt uncomfortable about the peer pressure being applied. I decided to let him handle it himself. I didn’t want him to feel like he…
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