The horrible events in Manchester leave me numb. I don’t have the words to express my hurt and anger. It is beyond comprehension to think someone would attack children. Its unthinkable. I know that the parents and friends will forever be looking for answers that will never be found. I don’t have any words of wisdom or help. I have nothing I can give other then my prayers and my shoulder. I am so much at a loss. The only thing that comes to mind is this quote from Robert Frost. I know they are not helpful but they are true.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
In celebration of Mother’s day I am reminded of the bible verse, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6. Mothers, Fathers, and anyone who has raised a child take hope that they will return to your teachings. I know that in my own life I return to the lessons of my parents often. Teach them to be strong, kind, fierce, humble, and above all to be loving. It is never easy to raise a child. I know I was a hell spawn but I have returned to the way my parents would be proud of. Parents be gentle as your child learn their life lessons. It is not easy growing up no matter what age you are. And as you teach them be open to the teachings they will provide you.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
A few days ago, I was watching a show on the current Dalai Lama. It was a fantastic show about what he thought was missing and important in today’s world. He told the interviewer that the most important thing missing is proper teaching. The Dalai Lama stated there are classes for Science, Arithmetic, and even Geography but there are no classes for understanding your own emotions and spiritual health. Regardless of what you believe, if our children were taught more about how to respond to emotions such as anger or love they might be able to manage them better. If our children were taught what healthy emotions are perhaps we would have less suicides and domestic violent offenses. A class that delves into spiritual side of a person would help our young ones learn where they fit into the world.
The biggest question that comes from wanting these lessons is, Who teaches them? Should it be on our schools to teach our young learners about more then just how to take a test? Should it be on the parents to teach their offspring how to deal with the hormonal feelings they are having? These are such a serious subjects that no one is paying attention to. Could you imagine a world where everyone was emotionally and spiritually healthy? I believe it could really bring peace to the world.
How could you make the world better?