We all have things that keep us from loving our siblings as we should. That was the point of our story yesterday. Some of us fill our lives so full of activities outside the home that we don’t leave time for people. Some of us feel like our siblings are a burden and just don’t want to spend time with them. Others just feel so much responsibility for their siblings that they end up fussing at them and bossing them around.
How do we overcome these things? How do we love our siblings like we should? As with many things in life, the solution is much easier said than done.
If your life is so full of activities that you just don’t have time to spend with your siblings (and watching movies with them doesn’t count), try to take some of the activities out of your life. This can be very hard, because there are a lot of really great activities to get involved in, none of which are more important than your siblings.
One of the hardest things to deal with is when you feel like your siblings are a burden. It is always hard to change your attitude toward people. One of the best ways to go about this is to pray and ask God to change your heart, and then acting like they aren’t a burden even when you don’t feel like it. Often your feelings will follow your action.
If you feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility, take a deep breath and remember that you are not the parent.
Do any of you have some ideas or helpful tips?