IT WAS annoying when our parents made some comment to us that we did not like.
“Money does not grow on trees”, or “Have you brushed your teeth?” and even “What part of no do you not understand”.
It is said that when they turn 33 years old, women become more like their mothers and at 37, men become like their dads.
Perhaps we vowed that we would never use these sayings to our children or Grandchildren but if you are like me you have.
No doubt you received the same response, which we gave our parents.
Whatever we might think, these ‘Mumisms’ will continue from generation to generation, with parents always being in the right.
In the Gospels we read of the occasions when Jesus Christ’s mother and his family tried to dissuade him from carrying out his ministry because they could not understand the full impact of it.
In fact they thought that he was ‘out of his mind’ because he was teaching the love of God and healing the sick as he moved around the countryside.
He had lived and worked among them for 30 years before he began the ministry he had come to earth to fulfil and of course they could not fully understand the significance of it.
Later on they realised the true importance of his life and accepted God’s salvation for themselves, as we can today
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District