Day 8: Matthew 22:37-39

…You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:37-39

Sometimes we need to simplify. Your job as a parent is boiled down to teaching these two things. Teaching your son to love God supremely is no small task when there are so many lovely things to mesmerize even the most Godly heart. Teaching him to live selflessly with others is almost an inspired conundrum. How do you love someone like you love yourself. If you love your neighbor like that, you have to love yourself less…and the point is crystallized…While it’s crystal clear, it is granite solid that this is difficult! 

Day 8 Reflection:

Where can you see that your teen’s heart is entangled with loves that take away from his love for God? How can you help him see his need for loving God with all
that he is?