Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Exalting Children Respect for Elders

I have just returned from shopping and some female teenagers were jay walking in the middle of the road. I had to stop because they were blocking the road, I asked them nicely not to walk in the road because it is dangerous to do so and they refused to move. I then reminded them it is against the law to jay walk. This is important because the best man at our wedding was mowed down by a police car when he was walking across the road. He died at the age of 27 after being kept on a life support machine.

What came out of the mouths of these female teenagers cannot be repeated here and it does make one wonder what life is coming too when the young ones react with such hostility to their elders. As children we were brought up to respect our elders and to listen to what they had to say.

When we exalt children to equality they receive the just respect that they deserve and when we respect children they return it with honour while they are growing up. I speak from experience because from the day my son was born I treated him as my equal. He was involved in every decision that would impact on him. I did not buy a house, choose a holiday or make a meal without his involvement in the decision making process. We were friends and partners in our lives and that still exists today. Involving him in the decision making process also helped him to become a decision maker in his own life at an early age.

Can parents and teachers exalt children to equality? Can humanity teach children self-discipline by being self-disciplined themselves? Can people keep a tight rein on their tongue and think before they speak?

When humanity exalt children they also exalt the divine child within them and in so doing they exalt the Christ that is within them.

Can humanity stop indoctrinating children with their rigid belief systems and less good ways? Can humanity allow children to live in spiritual independence? Can they let the children be free to be good?

Let the children come......

As God said 'The cosmos is not a one-way street".

Can humanity accept the instruction from God received in 2007; to exalt the children to equality and allow them to live in spiritual independence?

Can humanity accept the covenant that was delivered?

I dedicate this post to Paul Sparrow a dear friend and brother. Reminded of you today and how we laughed and played together.

1 comment:

Eliakim said...

Christian Women and children attacked with acid in Pakistan.

According to the report, the violence apparently stemmed from an incident one night earlier, "in which a Christian man driving a tractor requested that a Muslim man riding a motorcycle allow him to pass."

"The request was refused and a disagreement ensued," said the Christian ministry that directs financial support to projects that help Christians "where they suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution as a consequence of their faith."