I still believe that one of God’s very specific strategies was the family. This is undoubtedly a part of “church” that we have neglected in the past 50 years.
A friend of mine on a question:” How will we change Africa?”, answered:”one by one”
I want to add” family by family”.
As parent I am convinced that I should be more deliberate to invest in my children individually. All 3 boys are so completely different. They need attention in the group, but most definitely also individually.
I am deep under the impression that Chrisna and I have a unique privilege to live so close to Tinus, Charlie and Dawie J for 40 weeks while we are travelling the world. We realize that it brings huge responsibilities as well.
Even in Jesus deepest time of pain and despair He demonstrated the importance of family.(John 19:26-27 :” When Jesus saw His mother there, and the disciple whom He loved nearby, he said to His mother, ”Dear woman here is your son” and to the disciple “Here is your mother”. From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.”)