Let’s say you have three adult children, two with blond hair and one with brown hair, and the child with brown hair feels you have been treating the other two (the majority) better than him or her.

The brown haired child knows your hair is blonde too and feels the favoritism is based on hair color.

You admit to yourself that you love all your children, but know in your heart you prefer blond hair. As you think back, you realize that has affected your decisions and behavior in the past.

Your child with brown hair looks in your eyes and says, “I MATTER TOO!”

If you begin to show compassion and equity to your brown haired child, does that mean the other two don’t matter?

Be honest with God in your response, and yourself.

Philippians 2:3 (NKJV)

3 (A)Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but (B)in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.



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  1. Love the illustrations perspective pastor. The one thing I would add would be this. Once you were able to show your love for the one child who you had neglected would you not be wise to give out equal love to all? I kinda felt the way the brown haired child felt as I was the older. I was sent out to get a job at 13, and my brother 4 years younger was given every opportunity to play sports etc. in actuality I felt that I was actually made stronger in character for the difference in parental treatment. I love my brother and my parents. I don’t know their reasons for what they did but as I aged I accepted that they loved me as well. Accepting that was a breakthrough. It resolved the bitterness. None of us are perfect and we need to come to terms with that. That is the very reason Jesus came and died for us l do believe. Thanks for the post and the opportunity to comment. Love you brother.

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