bound by love

“Christian childrearing is a pastoral pursuit, not an organizational challenge,” writes Rachel Jankovic. And I am stopped in my tracks.

Pastor them. Shepherd them.

Amy Carmichael wrote, “The salvation of a single child—who can measure what that may mean not only here but There? You can’t do everything. ‘After it, follow it, follow the Gleam.’ For us the Gleam is the salvation of children, and it involves the prosaic towel. ‘He took a towel.’ So we won’t mind if our feet are bound, for it is Love that binds them.* His were bound on the cross.”

*Tamil proverb: ‘Children bind the mother’s feet.’

Take a towel. Serve them.

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