And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Word of the Day

con·sid·er·ate

adjective
1.
showing kindly awareness or regard for another's feelings, circumstances, etc.: a very considerate critic.
2.
carefully considered; deliberate.
3.
marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate; prudent.

(from dictionary.com)
Do you teach your children to be considerate? Are you considerate? This is an undervalued concept in our society. This idea of "considering" others feelings has been discarded. It is easy to consider our own feelings, wants, and needs. It is hard and takes effort to consider someone else's point of view, emotions, or circumstance. It is easy to negate our own responsibility because we've had a bad week or hard day. What about the person you are letting down? What if they had a bad week or hard day too? Did you consider it?
Our children watch our every action. They are learning (or NOT learning) to be considerate based on my actions (your actions). If they see me being considerate of other's feelings and I cover consideration with them as a moral then they will grow up to be considerate people. If I don't show that example and never outwardly express concern for the feelings of others then my children will not either.
We want to be like Jesus. We strive to follow Him. His death on the cross was in consideration of us and our sins.

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