May 18

Parental Gravitas

At church yesterday morning I was reminded that scripture when read aloud sounds so authoritative. I have no problem being firm when faced with a sullen or bratty kid but sometimes you need to call in the A-Team. There should be an app that allows us to “sample” scripture substituting in pertinent circumstances. I tried this and randomly opened the Bible to Mark 7:9. Here’s what it would look like:

And he said I say to them you: “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God your parents in order to observe your own traditions play Plants vs Zombies. For Moses Dad said, Honor your Father and your Mother and, anyone who curses his father or mother blows off his chores must be put to death grounded.”

I think Jesus would be on-board with this.