43/365: With Great Responsibility

Yep, giving a lit candle to a 3-year-old is risky. But when said 3-year-old clearly understands the privilege and gravity of being allowed to carry a lit candle, the reward is quite worth the risk (yes yes yes, under proper supervision, of course).

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When we wonder why our children don’t rise up to take responsibility in the big things, we must sometimes wonder also if it might be because we seldom give them the chance to be faithful in the little things.

 

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