Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Deuteronomy 16:18-20 NRSV
If you have siblings you've wondered it. If you have multiple children, you’ve been asked about it or thought about it: which one is the favorite?
Which one is the favorite that gets a little more leniency, a little more patience, a little more trust from you?
I have four kids and it baffles people when I say that each kid is my favorite depending on the day and the situation at hand. It baffles people because even though we all wonder about it we don’t ever say it. The thing is, none of us is good at not showing partiality. Only God can do that. Only God does that!
Holy and just God, please remind us that we are not the ones who get to decide who deserves more love. Remind us that our hearts have the ability to grow with love when we are willing to share it with all your children. Amen.
Rev. Samantha Houser
Zion United Church of ChristWaukon, Iowa