|postcard postmarked 1919 and featuring our house on the right|
Authority is that aspect of love which parents present to their children; parents know it is love, because to them it means continual self-denial, self-repression, self-sacrifice: children recognise is as love, because to them it means quiet rest and gaiety of heart. Perhaps the best aid to the maintenance of authority in the home is for those in authority to ask themselves daily that question which was presumptuously put to your Lord – “Who gave Thee this authority?” -Mason 3.24
I must remember to ask myself this question – and to answer it – every morning.
From joy to joy,