[Ephesians 6:1] Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right."
I know this is like, one of the classic Sunday school verses, but I was thinking about it on the way home last night and just how easy it is to forget. God commands us to obey our parents, not because they are right [although chances are, they're right], not because we want to [of course we want to], not because we will get something out of it, but because "this is right". Colossians 3:20 says, "Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well and pleasing unto the Lord."
Although most people don't struggle with this, I have a hard time seeing my parents as a gift, as was discussed yesterday with Alysha and Jess. They do so much for me, so why can't I just tidy up the kitchen when they ask me to. Why not take a night off from hanging with the group because I want to spend time with my family. It's all simple, simple stuff, yet challenges me every day.