"Huh? What did you say?"
"What did I tell you to do?" asked the mom.
"Pick up my toys," her son said hesitantly.
"What do you say back to me?" Mom was looking him straight in the eyes.
"I...er...uh...said that I would pick them up." He knew he was nailed.
"And did you pick them up?"
If only conversations in the family were always so simple. One way that Jesus helped people communicate with Him was by asking great questions. One of my favorites is, "What do you want me to do for you?" (Mark 10:51) There's something about the direct simplicity of the question that makes we think about it...often.
Cathy and I took a couple of days last week and drove over to San Diego. Mostly, we needed to communicate.
I'm glad we did it.
And you? How does your family communicate?