Devotionals

New Life daily devotion - May. 16, 2011

 

Relationships
“And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.                                                1 John 4:21

One day a Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with a class of five and six year olds.

After explaining to the children what honoring their Fathers and Mothers meant, and exploring a few practical ways the kids could do that, she decided to raise another related question.  “Children,” asked the teacher, “is there a commandment in Scripture that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”

A little boy in the front row instantly raised his hand.  “Yes, Michael,” said the pleased teacher, “What does God command us about how to treat our brothers and sisters?”  Without missing a beat the little boy earnestly answered, “Thou shall not kill.”

This funny, little guy touches on some truth—relationships are tough, aren’t they?

“The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.”

- Garrison Keillor (1942-    )
 

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