Quote :: Family

"One of the most difficult places in the world to be Christ-like is in your own homes. There are reasons for this. First, the closeness of family living often brings out the worst in us as well as the best. Secondly, we occasionally feel a need of "letting our hair down." Where might this be done? We choose not to do it at work or in the marketplace or in the school. Usually we choose the home. And we take each other for granted in the home. That has a positive and a negative. On the positive side, it's a good thing when your behavior, your disposition, and your dependability are such that others can rely on you and can "take you for granted." But it's a sad thing when this taken-for-grantedness disregards our feelings, our needs, our ideals, and our ambitions. Perhaps the home is one of the most difficult places to display Christ-likeness, but there is no place in all of life that needs it more than does the family."
--Jerry Hayner
Category:Quotes
Issue:Volume 11 :: Issue 16

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