By Helen M. Young
Socrates said over 2,000 years ago: "Could I climb to the
highest place in Athens, I would lift my voice and proclaim,
“Fellow citizens, why do you turn and scrape every stone to
gather wealth and take so little care of your children to
who one day you must relinquish it all.”
We are concerned about the little training in the bible
which the children of America are receiving. We do not
claim to know exactly how it can be done in every instance,
but we are committed to the proposition that America's
greatest need is spiritual rather than material. We believe
we must restore God to the central place in our training
program for our children.
If God is our creator, if He is our Father, if He is the one
who sustains us, and gives us every blessing, then we cannot
really understand anything in his universe apart from Him.
Every thing relates to Him. We came from Him. We live to
fulfill His purpose for us. We shall face Him in judgment.
He cannot be ignored or relegated to the periphery of our
life with impunity.
We pray that God will help our generation to restore Him to
His proper place in the training of our children.
"I saw tomorrow look at me
From little children's eyes,
And thought how carefully we would teach
If we were really wise."