The Lamb and the White Belt
The oldest three of my four sons have been taking karate for over half a year now. They’ve earned their orange belts, and I am a proud mother who signed them up because I think martial arts is beautiful. I’m one of the weird girls who loves science fiction and who always hung out with band nerds, so maybe this makes sense? I’m not sure why, but my boys have been into it as well.
Except a few weeks ago, one of these boys decided that he wasn’t going to do karate anymore, and his reasoning was fair. He told me that I have taught them that fighting is wrong and Jesus says to turn the other cheek. He told me I was contradicting myself. He sat down next to me and refused to go to class.