Enemy and Teenager – synonymous, right?
Pretty sure not everyone is going to survive the teenage years in our house hold.
The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, gives us examples on how we are to treat our enemies and the importance of love and peace. I always think “enemy” is such an extreme word, as who truly has “enemies” anymore? It’s a bit antiquated to me. Applicable when Nations are at War (kill or be killed), or back in the day of Blood feuds, like Montagues and Capulets. Avenge death. Mortal enemies.
Then, introduce the TEENAGER, (God’s test):
…When questions are answered with a snide, “Obviously. What did you think? Can’t you see with your own eyes? You should just know without asking me.”
…or requests receive response of, “Not right now. Later.” and closing bedroom door to end conversation. (sometimes right in your face.)
The battle of the teenager vs. the Parent. I never realized that “enemy” could actually apply to your own offspring, whom you love regardless. BUT, there’s not so much peace goin’ on? Prayin’ for lots of it. (and wine, copious glasses of wine?) 🍷🤪