A Bigger Perspective


Parenting children in different life stages can be difficult because they see justice in black-and-white terms. If a seven-year-old gets a certain consequence for disobeying her parent, she will consider it an injustice if her three-year-old brother gets away with the same action. She needs a bigger perspective to realize that her parents know what they are doing, and the immediate situation does not reflect the long-term reality. In the same way, we need to keep a bigger perspective when we imagine that God is silently watching injustices take place.