How does a parent train up a child
in the values of the Upside-down Kingdom of Jesus – other-worldly humility and other-worldly love? How does any parent raise humble, loving kids?
The parent needs a contagious humility and love, because the conscience is reached through humility and love. The parent who reaches a child’s conscience, is loving and humble ENOUGH to be the chief confessor as s/he attempts to be the chief accuser/enforcer.
–ShepherdDave, who was a proud parent, demanding obedience as they were growing up, nurturing prodigal teenagers, because he focused on controlling their external behavior instead of reaching the conscience, so his kids never had DumbSheepDave for a dad
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