The Will to Do Good

The Will to Do Good

By Brian Knowles


“A number of years ago I noticed my small grandson sitting in a stairwell in his parents’ A-frame home, apparently in deep thought. I think he was about five at the time. I sat down beside him and asked, “Whatcha thinkin’ about?” His reply was instant and candid, “I’m thinking about how to do bad things.”


Well at least he was honest about it! We’ve all done that haven’t we? When we were children, we contemplated how to get revenge on our enemies, how to get even with a sibling, how to steal something and get away with it, how to whip the school bully, how to run away from home, or how to do something mean to someone….


As adults, we still think about how to do bad things, but we tend to be less than candid about admitting it. And, depending on our level of moral maturity, chances are we seldom actualize our nefarious plots.


When I was a young, ignorant, inexperienced parent, I thought the most important thing I could

teach my three sons was obedience…”

(this article is an excerpt from the January-February 2007 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)


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