(November 30, 2015)
As a parent, I read these chapters wondering what my children would have done when they saw Christ. In my imagination, they said something funny or my youngest tugged on His beard as though He was Santa Claus or something similar. In truth, though, I can’t imagine any of them doing that if they were blessed to be in the presence of the Savior.
I think that the children were likely on their very best behaviors at that point (am I wrong on that?). I think that sometimes we assume that children misbehave because we as parents accept too little responsibility for their behaviors. I can’t be sure on any of this, of course, but it is something to think about.