As parents, what target should we not miss? When the children are grown up and gone, we’ll likely be told of all the things we failed at, but if there were one thing we should we NOT fail, what would that be? Here are a few possible answers:
- Education: That the child should be prepared for getting the best education possible.
- Opportunity: That the parent provide all the opportunities possible for the child.
- Wealth: That the child never knows what it’s like to be hungry, to be pressured with poverty.
These may be noble answers (though we’d push back on the third one a bit), the target we should not miss is simply this: love. Love is Jesus’ answer to he who asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” Simple question, the same question we ask ourselves as parents, “What is the target we shouldn’t miss in life?” The answer is love.
Call us dreamers, but we believe love is making a comeback in families.