I asked one of my sons last night, “Do you feel people expect more from you because you are a pastor’s son?”

He said, “Not really.”

“Great!”, I said.

Throughout the years of my kids growing up, my wife and I have been very deliberate to make sure our kids understand that they don’t have to act a certain way because they’re parents are in full-time ministry.  However, people can still fall in the trap of looking at our kids and expect that they have to be  the most behaved, well mannered, ‘perfect’, ‘di nakakabasag pinggan’ type of kids.

We consistently check that and ask our kids.

At the end of our conversation, I told him, “You do what you gotta do because you love Jesus not because you are my son.”

“Yeah,” he said. “I do what I gotta do because I am God’s son, not because I’m a pastor’s son.”

I think he hit the nail on the head.

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)

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