What Are We Thinking?

Each of you should look not only to your own
interests, but also to the interests of others.
                  —Philippians 2:4

The man of the house read the paper while his overnight guest played with his kids and thrilled them with magic tricks.

The father put his paper in his lap and mulled over how long it had been since he came home from work and played with his kids.

After dinner, the visitor said to the missus, “Thank you for all the work you did preparing that meal. It was wonderful.”

The husband tried to remember the last time he’d said something like that to his wife.

Coming in from an after-dinner walk, the guest said, “Those young’uns next door are terribly homesick, having moved from back east; lovely young couple.”

The neighbor hadn’t met them, even though they’d lived next door for six months.

Come home, read the paper, eat dinner, watch TV, go to bed. What are we thinking?

Being ignored is almost as
painful as being abused.

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