Recently I heard that there are parents now in America teaching their kids that it is ok NOT to share. Apparently there is an entire face book group now dedicated to supporting their kids as they justifiably hoard their paw patrol toys. I guess it only seems crazy to me because of the values and fundamental life principles that I believe to be true.
The definition of Relativism is: the doctrine that knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute.
In a culture where a Relativist world view is slowly expanding I now at least understand why something as simple as sharing is now called into question. In a culture where there is no absolute truth, I guess the principle of sharing really isn’t an absolute.
On a more serious note, I have been completely heart broken on several occasions when I have listened to dear friends say that they are going to let their young children decide which Faith they want to pursue without any real guidance or direction. As a parent you have every right to believe and instill the relativist world view throughout your family if you so choose. But if you believe that we have a loving God, that has given us Biblical truth, I challenge you to think about our responsibility as parents to teach our children those truths. I challenge you to teach them about who created them and why they are here. Teach them that there are certain biblical values that they should aspire to live by in order to have successful and purposeful lives. It is our responsibility to teach them the value of things such as faith, integrity, honesty and courage. Yesterday, in a conversation with my 4 year old daughter Liza, we talked about always doing what was right even when it isn’t easy. Ultimately it will be her choice to make the decision, but it is my responsibility as a parent to make sure she knows what the right decision is.
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.