…the son can do nothing on his own. John 5:19-24  I remember the first time my oldest son said his first curse word. He was being tickled by his father and I suspect they were having fun. However, at some point my son was ready for the play to be over and still laughing out came the words stop “dammit!” It was a turnabout of our own voice. He was about 18 months. I have to admit it was funny then and as I think of it it’s still funny. We were created to be in relationship and as our children hear and see us, they also say and do. As young parents it was our first experience of how truly delicate that relationship really is and the significance of our choice of words. We learned to respect that relationship with all our heart, mind and soul. Thank you God for the relationship you have with us. Thank you for the relationship we have with your son. May we always remember and truly live out daily that relationship with our own children and among one another.

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