”Teacher, which is the greatest commandment of the law?” Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40
While in the midst of my everyday busyness, I get caught up in the to-do list that the world has given me for my boys. The world’s to-do list states that my boys must be involved in every sport, club, and activity in order to be “well-balanced.” Also, it claims that they must master every academic subject by the age of six or I am a failure as a parent.
Does that list line up with the Word of God? I think not. With all my heart, I desire well-balanced and well-educated children. But, not for the sake of impressing the world. I want them to be well-equipped to fulfill the greatest commandments: loving God, loving others, and loving themselves.
As I look at my world of “Teaching Boys,” I pray that the Lord will remind me that my job as teacher is so much bigger than academics and extra-curricular activities.
- Here are some family-friendly ideas for teaching your son to bless other people.
- Here is an “in-the-trenches” look at how I am teaching my son the value of perseverance.