Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner?
On the way home from church yesterday, LG says to me, "Isn't it funny how someone can do something that you really hate, and they keep doing that thing that you hate, and they won't stop, but even though you hate the things they do, you can never really hate the person?"
"That's true . . ." What on earth is she thinking of . . . she's had no bad love relationships . . . no drug-addicted siblings . . . mygosh, she is wise beyond her years . . .
Turns out Biscuit is the "person" she was thinking of. "We hate how he rubs his ears on the front of the couch," she explained, "and he won't stop no matter what we do, but we still love him."
I knew that pets teach kids about responsibility. I never saw quite so clearly how much they can teach about interpersonal relationships.
(Plus, I'm telling you this to say, "Isn't my kid amazing?" :)