In one of my eighth grade classes I had a young, beautiful girl who I thought was a little too free with her favors toward the boys. I sent my judgment home in one of my periodic reports. But it was veiled in appropriate language. What can you say? Your daughter’s going to be another Mary Magdalene? (Incidentally M. Magdalene made it to sainthood.)
I am now hearing she’s living with a guy, third baby, after her first husband left her for faithlessness. What can I do? Pray? I pray that my example, for what it was, had a lapsed effect, or that she meet a young, handsome man who is attracted to her with strong moral standards. May she fall hopelessly in love with him.
That’s the kind of effect Jesus had on M. M.