I charge & challenge all parents out there to step up to this great commission. For the discipleship of our children begins at home, with us as their Teachers, Rabbis, Gurus, Senseis, or Elders. I know that we all do not believe in the same things, but I know that most of us believe in what's best for out kids and strongly desire them to grow into good human beings, and better than ourselves. Ultimately, we all come from the same Source of souls. We are ALL people. No one is perfect, but we have the absolute ability to travel in perfect's direction.
Sometimes, what's best for our children means to fight, to defend, to go to war. If truth is on your side, then you shall have victory. In a lot of cases, it does not come overnight. Some of us fight for years, for our children and their best interests, even if it means being the bad guy in the eyes of many. One day, our children will be able to think back on us and truly see, understand, appreciate the scars across our backs and hearts. Hopefully, by then, they will fully understand Grace and Mercy, just as some of us do when looking upon Jesus Christ, His Life, His Death, and His Resurrection.
Again, it doesn't matter what or who you believe in. There aren't many people I know of that won't go to war for their children. I've seen good atheists. I've known awesome agnostics. When I say this, I do compare them to what it is to be a good person and to have a good heart and humility according to what I see and have learned from Biblical teachings. The only thing lacking is the belief in God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Parents generally love their children, no matter what, far beyond themselves. Whether Christian or not, you love your children! You want what's best for your children!
We MUST provide this world, this earth, with better people. Parents, we have the best opportunity to do so! So, what do you say?