Friday, October 1, 2010

Serve others

"To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and
the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others."
Pope John Paul II

We have had a lot of bickering in our home lately. It seams that everyone has had a case of being lazy and not wanting to do any work. It this home the work becomes overwhelming when everyone doesn't help. That is just the way it is in a big family. I have always treasured these words of John Paul II. With all of the fighting lately I started preaching the JP II words hoping that the little souls would be inspired to serve each other and to stop fighting about how "That isn't fair!"

After a brief explanation of John Paul II's words to Princess I was hopeful that she would take them to sentiment to heart and head back to her bedroom. I had hoped that she would no longer feel that cleaning her room without the help of Bagel would be a great way to "serve her family". That was not the message Princess got at all. Her response to my careful choice of words was,

"How about we let Bagel be my servant!?!"

I am pretty sure that Princess did not get the message. Once a Princess always a Princess.

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