I am disgusted, broken and outraged at the recent Dark Knight massacre that killed 12 and injured 50ish people. The reason for today’s post is not to re-hash the events; you should already be informed unless you’re living in a van down by the river.
The reason for today’s post is to help parent’s lead their kids through this stupid, ridiculous, unnecessary loss of lives.
So here goes…
3 THINGS TO TEACH YOUR KIDS’ ABOUT THE DARK KNIGHT DENVER MASSACRE
- THIS IS UGLY: Don’t try to give your kid’s the stereotypical, flannel graph, Sunday school answer that God is in control. I get the “God’s in control” theological promise and I agree with it. However, today I am going to teach my kids that this is ugly, it sucks and I hate sin! I am going to teach them that God is still God when it’s ugly. God is still God when I don’t understand. God is still God when life crashes. God is still God when it freakin hurts. Teach your kids that God’s Word doesn’t promise a perfect life but a perfect God to walk with us through an imperfect life.
- NO FEAR: Team Sprad went to see The Dark Knight Rises Sunday evening and there were several times during the flick that I planned our escape route just in case. As parents, we must remind our kids…”For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Team Sprad will not walk in live in or allow fear to dominate our lives.
- CELEBRATE THE HERO’S: Alex Teves pushed his girlfriend, Amanda, to the ground when the lunatic fringe gunman entered the theater. Teves pushed her to the ground, jumped on top of her to shield her from the onslaught of bullets. Alex Teves, 24 years old, died that day and saved Amanda’s life. I believe all parents should teach their kids courage, bravery and to choose fight over flight.
Join the conversation…
What did you think when you heard a 6 year old child was in the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises?