Sunday, April 27, 2014
Nature or Nurture?
Nature .... or nurture? What makes a person the person they are? Genetics? Education?
I don't the answer. When your children are young, you are responsible for their actions. For how long? At what age or level of maturity are the parents no longer held responsible? Your children are always your children.
Is there evil in the world, or are some people just evil? How does a person become evil? Are they born or developed? You see it all the time, siblings raised in the same household who turn out so differently. Are the differences a reflection of the nurture? You see adopted children who will begin to look like their adoptive parents as they begin to grow.
As you may have already guessed, I am struggling with a dilemma in my family. I would like to think that age and experience has given me the knowledge I need to make any decisions or to take any actions. I don't know that it has.
I have been pondering it in the wee hours of the sleepless mornings and all I can say with any conviction is that my heart is broken for a little girl that I love so much.
I have had my Bible open in my lap all morning, looking for answers. I don't have any so far ....... but I am listening.