One of my church friends once gave me something she printed out for her family called “The 21 Rules of This House.” She had six children she was homeschooling. I like the rules and they hang near my kitchen sink where I study them while washing my dishes.
Today’s brief blog post covers rules 9 and 10:
9. When someone is sad, we comfort him,
10. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.
Today is my father’s 80th birthday and I have certainly written a great many things about him in the past few weeks. I’ll probably write a great many things about him in the future. He has been a “king” in our family these four score years. God bless you, Dad.
Today would also be the birthday of a dear friend’s dad. He’s no longer here for my friend and maybe she’s sad today. I offer this small token of thoughtful comfort to her. Her dad was a prince of a guy and I miss him too.