Contributed by Gov. Edward O. Hoem, of Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan and Northern Wyoming
When a flashlight grows dim or quits working, do you just throw it away? Of course not. You change the batteries.
When a person messes up or finds themselves in a dark place, do you cast them aside? Of course not. You help them change their batteries:
Some need AA – attention and affection;
Some need AAA – attention, affection, and acceptance;
Some need C – compassion; and
Some need D – direction. And what if they still don’t seem to shine? Then simply sit with them quietly and share your light.