Because life is a series of edits

Sad Solomon Squad

In Thought on June 25, 2006 at 7:35 pm

Over the weekend, I heard this (click, scroll down to “Solomon Squad,” and click “Listen”) on NPR and was again reminded how desperate and confused parents can be trying to raise kids.

In the clip (about 11 minutes long), a father is consulting the Solomon Squad whether/how to confess to his son that he (the father) experimented with drugs when he was his son’s age (12). Dad has little consideration for what’s wrong and right here (i.e. legal); he seems fine with his son doing drugs, as long as he does so only recreationally and doesn’t get addicted.

Initially, the dad’s “counselors” seem comparable to Job’s in their pragmatic processing, but they get it right (mostly) in the end. If you’ve got a few minutes, take a listen. There’s definitely some room and a need for the Gospel here.

God help us…parents and kids.

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