“When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him.” (GN 37: 4)
Jealousy is so bad—“they hated him so much that they would not even greet him.” Those who have younger siblings know that parents also learn about parenting and can grow. How often the youngest is the most loved because parents learn over the years that love is the most important, not education. It is good to expect high standards from children, but expectations without love don’t bring good fruits.
“Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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