Today I was at the dentist’s office and happened to hear a television show called “Open Mike” that was broadcast on HLN. The question they were asking was directed to moms and in my opinion it was a horrific question to ask.
Call-in viewers were asked “Do you have a favorite child?” The interesting thing is that a surprising number of callers did admit to having a favorite child. How sad. You can only hope that the less-favored child was not listening to the show.
It was also interesting to hear the flip side of that coin…A number of viewers called in and told of how rejected they felt because all along they had known their sibling was Mom’s favorite. Even sadder.
It may seem that one child is better behaved or one may be moody or hard to please, but do they really deserve less love? In you are inclined to favor one child over the other…stop and think a moment. Do you really want that child to live with knowing that for the remainder of their life?
It could be that the child who is moody or has tantrums, is screaming out for your love. Give it and give it freely. Jesus Christ never judged a child nor did he ever have a favorite. Let’s all try to follow in His footsteps.