I was startled by a sign I recently saw in the dentist's office. Here it is...
"You don't have to floss ALL your teeth...just the ones you want to keep!"
Brilliant. By way of analogy let me announce my philosophy of children in Church. All parents should keep this in mind when struggling to muffle the outcries of their little ones during worship.
"You don't have to teach ALL your children to worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness...just the ones you want to keep!"
After all, family is our first vocation. Our children are the litmus test of our parenting. We have a responsibility that is beyond our ability.
LORD have mercy!