Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 26, 2003
Jesus’ parable helps parents distinguish between the needs and the wants of their children, and teaches us how to invest attention in them.
Several years ago a mother wrote to “Dear Abby”: “Dear Abby, My son is in jail for running his mouth at a cop. They’ve given him one phone call a day, and he’s calling home to ask us to bring him things. His dad has gone over there with whatever he has wanted: two Big Macs on Monday, a pizza on