“The honor in speaking to ones parents about an offense is not to correct or change their ways, but in being heard.” PastorJDO3
In life, there are many milestones. Moments in which growth is both experienced, and times where growth is acknowledged. It’s the moment that you walk into a room, and the adults continue speaking. The day that you join a conversation; and your presence is welcome.
These moments carry much weight because they are simple milestones that mark one’s journey from childhood to adult hood. As children, your voice and your opinion go without recognition, thus your feeling and thoughts remain silent; for if expressed, one will suffer further punishment and or stricter restrictions.
As children grow, they long for the day they can address the wrong they have seen or experienced. And when adulthood is reached, they not only desire to be heard, but began to develop hope that the words spoken can lead to change and result in healing of past or present hurts.
Though age wise one is an adult, father, husband, and CEO, there is one title that will always remain, child. As a child, one will always be speaking up the chain of authority and position, and must remember, that the position’s rights and benefits remain relatively the same. Though one is given a voice, the words will always carry the same power as the silent existence. Though this might be a sad reality to some, however to some, it is a cherished promotion.
Though Jesus was not promoted, we can find a powerful moment between God the Father and Jesus the Son. Jesus on mission from God to restore relationship with mankind, sat in the garden speaking to God about the task at hand. He spoke, pouring His heart out, sweating like drops of blood, returning 3 times checking to see if the will of God had changed. He spoke to the Father, making His feeling known, and was satisfied not because He received the answer He sought, but that He was heard, and His word was considered by the Father who wanted the best for all and did not change His mind.
As we grow, we must keep proper perspective when speaking up the chain, understanding that, “The honor in speaking to ones parents about an offense is not to correct or change their ways, but in being heard.”