Thursday, January 22, 2009

Family Series 3: Parenting

Instead of another Cajun joke today, we're going to start with a little theology from Bill Cosby. If you get frustrated as a parent, don't worry too much. Even God has trouble with his children.

After creating Heaven and Earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said to them was: "Don't."
"Don't what?", Adam replied.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit."
"Forbidden fruit? Really? Where is it?"
"It's over there," said God, wondering why He hadn't stopped after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw the kids having an apple break, and He was angry.
"Didn't I tell you not to eat that fruit?" the First Parent asked.
"Uh huh."
"Then why did you?"
"I don't know."
God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own.

Cosby says that his mom put a curse on him: “Someday you're going to have grow up and have a kid just like you!!” My Mom put the same curse on me, and now I understand!

But children are also one of God's greatest blessings. ...

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