Mothering Matters

Just heard an interview concerning improving public education. The expert opined that we need to take an intergenerational approach. If society does not begin to see investment in education as a primary, central, integral initiative, the country will lose its place int he world. No longer will America be the leader, if her children continue to be neglected.

“So do we need a bailout of education?” the interviewer asked. “No, we need investment by more than the government. We need education to be the primary issue for the whole society.”

I would urge even larger. We as a society need to return to having a passion for parenting. Rather than spending our grandchildren’s money, we need to leave them an inheritance. The inheritance of character and faith, of useful knowledge and godly wisdom is the most important inheritance. No funding plan can be this big.

Yes, let’s pray for our political leaders who are struggling to figure out how to make money that is not there stretch over all the budgetary needs. Yes, let’s get serious about praying for educators. But let’s Us be sure WE are covering all our responsiblities.

Have we saved money for our children? Have we taught them how to chose a spouse? Be an adult? Learn?

No other job is as important to the survival of the human species as is mothering! No calling may be more vital to the Kingdom than parenting.

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