In the midst of our home renovation, Carter and Michael took time out for a little construction project of their own. ‘Cause you gotta have a little fun. It was a packaged kit that was left over from Christmas, one of those pre-cut gingerbread houses with the candy and icing and everything in the box. So I could just leave them to it.

Interesting to watch the two boys at work. Such different personalities. One approached the project in a serious, read-the-rules-first kind of way. The other took a more throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-happens route. But they managed to work together and get the job done.

And at the end of the day, they shared.

You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

Jesus – the sermon on the mount