Recognize it or not we will;
“Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go…”
Be careful! Our lives are bigger teachers than our words.
“TODAY I TAUGHT MY CHILD”
When I got mad and hit my child, “for his own good, I reasoned
I reconciled and then, I realized my plight. Today, I taught my child to fight.
When interrupted by the phone, I said “Tell them I’m not home.” And then
I thought, and had to sigh, Today, I taught my child to lie.
I told the tax man what I made, forgetting cash that I was paid And then
I blushed at this sad feat, Today, I taught my child to cheat.
I smugly copied a cassette, to keep me free of one more debt. But now
the bells of shame must peal, Today, I taught my child to steal.
Today, I cursed another race. O God, protect what I debase. For now, I
fear it is too late. Today, I taught my child to hate.
By my example, children learn, that I must lead in life’s sojourn. In
such a way that they are led, by what is done, and what is said.
Today, I gave my child his due. By praising him instead of rue. And now
I have begun my guide; Today, I taught my child his pride.
I now have reconciled and paid, to IRS on all I made.
And now I know that this dear youth; today, has learned from me, truth.
The alms I give are not for show, and yet this child must surely know.
That charity is worth the price; Today, he saw my sacrifice.
I clasp within a warm embrace, my neighbor of another race…The great
commandment from above; today, I taught my child to love.
I speed along at 80 mph because everyone else was doing it and after
all, wouldn’t I be a safety hazard if I didn’t. Today I taught my child to justify sin…
Someday, my child must face alone, this world of fierce some undertone,
But I have blazed a sure pathway; Today I taught my child… to pray.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is
old he will not depart from it.”