I came across this in my Perpetual Proverbs post from June 27, 2015.
“I think of how Jesus must have wanted to turn in the original twelve disciples and try again.”Jesus taught the twelve for three years. He answered questions and related to these men. Then, in His moment of crisis, they deserted him. So don’t feel bad if you are not successful. By current popular standards, Jesus was a failure too.
How often have I used this thought in regard to my oldest child and the kids at school? I often threaten to return them to the hospital for a refund. If you interact with children at any level you know that there are many hair-pulling moments. At times it seems like that is all you have.
A friend of ours was struggling with her only child. As she was feeling like a failure it came to mind that God didn’t do so well with Adam and Eve either. He created them in a very special way, they did not struggle under Original Sin. They existed in a perfect world. He walked and talked with them every day. They still chose to disobey.
It is only natural that we should struggle with failure. It is part of being free moral beings. It is part of being responsible and accountable.
Enjoy your liberty. Robots and computers don’t have it.
homo unius libri