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The Parenting of Our Father

“Jesus said there is great rejoicing in heaven when a person chooses to repent and turn to God (Luke 15:7). He compared God to a person who throws a party when a lost sheep is rescued (Luke 15:3–6), a lost coin is found (Luke 15:8–10), and a lost son is restored (Luke 15:11–32). God knows how to celebrate success, and our heavenly Father also knows the value of critiquing bad behavior. Both ways of relating are necessary.”

Excerpted from Raising Boys by Design by Dr. Gregory L. Jantz and Michael Gurian


Daily Reflection: How can you rejoice with and also gently critique your loved ones?

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