Nothing is as worthy of our commitment as our family.
One of the faster play makers in the NBA, KEVIN JOHNSON, said: 'Being a Christian is neither boring, nor a hypocritical lifestyle'.
Having the courage to talk about his relationship with Christ, is something Kevin owes to his mother.
When he was small she asked him: 'Do you want to be special?' and Kevin answered: 'Yes, I do.' To be special you have a price to pay, and he learnt this early on.
Nothing can have more importance for us than our family. A world championship is not more important than your wife, your husband, your children or your parents.
If, in life, we put other things before our family, we are sinning against God and against the people he has given us: our family.
Nothing deserves more time, more affection, and more strength than our family. Nothing is as worthy of our commitment as our family.
I learnt that lesson from my parents when I was very little, and I think it's something that should never be forgotten.
To neglect our duty as sons and daughters, as a couple or as parents, can be (and often is), the main reason for our failure in the material and spiritual life.
For our own children, it can be catastrophic. Some years ago, I found a leaflet that caught my attention. It was headed, How to bring up your children to become criminals and it contained the following points.