Aggressive Parents, Egg Hunts and Church
Every year someone at our church hosts an egg hunt. Last year it was at my house. My biggest worry was that one of the children would step in dog poo, it didn’t happen.
According to an article I read yesterday I shouldn’t have been worried about the children. I should have worried about the parents.
Colorado parents forced an annual egg hunt to cancel because they were too aggressive. That’s right. They crossed the roped off area that was meant only for children in order to make sure their child found some eggs.
You can read about it here.
I don’t know what my percentage of “getting it right” was as a parent, but I do know I made a lot of mistakes. Even when we try our very best and have good intentions there are still times when we mess up. But ruining a child’s egg hunt because you are too aggressive? Come on people! They’re children and it’s an egg hunt for crying out loud!
After all, Easter is more than just bunnies and eggs. It’s about a man named Jesus who died for our sins and you can read more about it here.
When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was he replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”—Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)
Perhaps all egg hunters (especially aggressive parents) need to be reminded of this. If we truly love the way we should I don’t think there would be any shoving at a children’s egg hunt.