"Moo, are you crying because you don't want t obey?" Moo nods.
"Moo, God says we are to 'Serve the Lord with gladness.' You aren't allowed to cry because you have to obey. When you obey your mommy and daddy, you are serving the Lord. And so you need to obey with a happy heart."
hmmm ouch. How come it's easier to speak truth to my children than it is to turn it around and speak truth to myself? I'm glad I still can, but it's just so much easier to do what I want, when I want, how I want... and justify it how I can. Truth is truth. Right is right. The word of the Lord is pure.