It is a sacred alliance, this familial connection. So much depends on it. What happens within four walls is more important than what happens on the outside. What is happening in the world at large was predicted when my generation went out the front door to kindergarten. Character is formed within the first five years and the rest of life is formed about these five years.
How else to teach honor, love, and courage except at the mother’s breast and father’s knees? This is where we shape our children. What goes on within four walls will soon find results in the outside world.
Where else to honor the human except as siblings learn to love each other? There will be no problems in the classroom when differences are honored at home. To share, to respect the rights of others, to honor and to stand courageously to guard the rights of all beings, these are the tools of life learned before the door opens onto the world. How else to abide by the laws of usury except by ethically using what was taught at home? Then we need not worry what happens in the boardrooms, the conference rooms, the summits when the lessons of life were sacredly held at home.
If it seems that heaven has given up on this world, perhaps we need to monitor our thoughts and actions to see if perhaps we have given up. If as the greatest metaphysician said, as above, so below, we may find ourselves right back on the frontline again. And our surroundings may not be as choice. We may be walking in ash.
What are you feeding your children? Would you invite the heavens to sit at your table tonight?