Take It Up

A great fifth-commandment moment just happened in the room beneath me. My wife and our daughter butted heads.

DAUGHTER: I don’t get why you’re in charge of me!!

WIFE: Take it up with God.

The comeback has sound basis in theology. There is a reason why the fifth commandment, the commandment to honor our parents, is part of the set of commandments about loving God rather than the set of commandments about loving people. Yes, your parents are people. But they are also the starting points of the particular, significant life you were given to experience in this world, the life chosen for you by God.