Once there was a king who had a very special child.
The king could not entrust this child to just any of his
subjects to raise; he searched for a couple who, he knew, would
raise the child after his own heart. He lovingly placed the child in
their home with the commission, “I am loaning her to you for a
short time. Raise her as I would.”
A Whole Person
God has entrusted our children to us. They belong to Him
and we are merely stewards with the commission of teaching and
training them. Most likely you already know this truth. But it is
important to review it every now and then, for when we understand
this truth, we know how to view our children. And how we view
our children will have a profound influence on how we choose to
“And first, let us consider where and what the little being
is who is entrusted to the care of human parents.
A tablet to bewritten upon? A twig to be bent? Wax to be moulded?
Very likely;but he is much more––a being belonging to an altogether higher
estate than ours; as it were, a prince committed to the fostering
care of peasants.”
If we view our children as whole persons, entrusted to us by
God, we will be careful to educate their whole persons: body,
mind, will, emotions, soul. We will not isolate just the intellect or
just the will.
A Thinking Love (free e-book) – Simply Charlotte Mason