The Heart ... the Heart ... The Heart, Grace. A girl spilt my coffee at Costa's Coffee this morning. She was so sorry! So apologetic! So kind! I felt the beauty of her Heart infinitely more that the wrong of the coffee that she spilt.
From the spiritual point of view, obedience is a much higher virtue, but when we are looking at children, the inner qualities are infinitely more important. One may be rebellious, complaining and yet incredibly kind, empathetic and generous. The old adage that it is by their fruits that we shall know them, still stands. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid ... not for long.