Sunday, April 13, 2014

Could Jesus parent RADical kids?

I found myself recently typing "Even Jesus would have a hard time caring for hurt kids" when I stopped to consider.  Would he? 

It's hard.  It's upside down.  It's thankless. 

He would do it, of course, but would it be hard
When I think of Jesus, I generally think

loving, calm, accepting, patient.  

But he wasn't always; he got mad, he hurt, he was sad, frustrated, angry, confused, all the usual emotions.  He's not the sissy you see in the movies.  He carried the weight of the world on his shoulders and had normal emotions, yet I always think

loving, calm, accepting, patient

He cares for all of us, all the broken humans, with all our broken dreams.

Talk about hard, and upside down, and thankless.  

Imagine all our difficult, hurting kiddos, times a billion.  
So yes, I think he would have a hard time caring for hurt kids, but he already does it daily.  And he does it well.  While feeling all those emotions, he somehow exudes

loving, calm, accepting, patience.

I can't do that.  I'm not the savior of the world.  But I can do better.  I only have three hearts to care for and I can do better at loving, calm, accepting, patience. 


strawberryroll said...

Wow I have so much to say I just don't know where to begin I guess first off I think you are probably one of the most amazing people I have ever been informed about. Personally I am 37 years old and don't have any children but one day hope to adopt and I love to research RAD, ADD, behavioral and emotional issues in children. I spent 6 hours Straight reading your entire blog from beginning to end and my reactions are again I am so beyond amazed with you even though you can be hard on yourself saying that you don't have patience I think you're doing something that 99.9% of the human race would never be able to do. My other thought was about the post with Mr in the car when he talked about not remembering his mom's name that tore me up more than any other post-I cried so hard. My only other thought I wanted to share was about how you talk about both of the children shutting down and freaking out whenever you give a command an abrupt manner. I'm sure you've thought about it yourself but I just wanted to comment that it seems so obvious to me that in their past their parents may have barked and order and they tried so hard to please them and never ever could. I'm sure you're aware of this and I thought about it as well but you didn't mention anything about it and seemed a little bit confused as to why they did that. I'm sure my occupation is totally different than raising traumatized children but I work with traumatized dogs and my mentor always said quote it doesn't matter about the why, people tend to theorize why this dog is scared? aggressive? Etc but she always said it's more about dealing with it and the why doesn't matter end quote. Again never forget that you are doing something so beyond amazing