I’ve thought that a few times. I did something that really made my kids mad. Sometimes I did it on purpose too. No, not to be mean, but maybe as a way to get a reaction so we could talk about something important. Or perhaps I was trying to prove a point by doing something THEY were doing BACK to them. Or maybe we were just providing needed discipline and their strong-willed spirit lashed out in anger. Or perhaps our adult kids don’t want anything to do with us because of our past. Any of these situations can be heartbreaking, can’t they? Well, let me give you some hope. Deep down, our kids want and need our love. So, no matter their feelings show them Christ’s love. We love because He loved. Maybe they’ll love because we do.

Suggested Reading: Romans 5:8, I John 4:16, I John 4:19