The Stay At Home Reverend: A Collect for Sibling Rivalry

They are all still alive. Nearly to our first stop.

A photo posted by Erica Schemper (@eschemper) on Jun 16, 2015 at 5:06pm PDT

Oh Jesus, Leader and Wrangler of the Disciples,
you know what it is to put up with bickering about silly things, like who sits where, and who eats what, and gets more of the good stuff.

Help me to have patience with my own small flock: when they bellow at each other like Sons of Thunder; when they throw books at each other; when they threaten to cut off people’s ears.
Give me the strength to pry them off of each other, and the wisdom to know when it’s time to send one of them on a sojourn in the wilderness (a.k.a their bedroom) to realign their priorities with life in the community that is our family.

In the name of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who always get along.