So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
David has a bow that his daddy made for him, and a suction cup arrow from a dollar store. I put up some targets on the glass window, and David has been practicing hitting the bullseyes. Yesterday, he made a bullseye. All morning, he told me that hitting the bullseye made him happy.
We talked about accomplishing hard things, about what God says makes us happy, about happiness because we obey lasting longer than happiness because of success. Last night we had a good illustration of the temporal nature of situational happiness. At Vacation Bible School last night, David (quite exhausted) was devastated because he dropped his licorice in the toilet as it was flushing. He was still tearful about it when we arrived home, nearly an hour later. That was not the time to talk about happiness, but later today, I’m going to bring up the two events.
Bethel asked if an elderly lady who comes to our house was a part of our family. That started a big discussion about what a church family is, and how God designed it to function.
Laurel is putting two words together. She sometimes says thank you without prompting, and she is learning to ask for things politely. It helps that she’s at a repeating stage and is happy to correct herself.
Speaking of correcting, I’ve been holding my tongue when my children imitate the bad grammar they hear in town. The time is not right (they don’t understand if I try to explain), but it’s hard to wait.
What have you been talking about this week?